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Hardtack and coffee, or, The unwritten story of army life / by John D. Billings ; illustrated by Charles W. Reed ; introductions to the Bison Book edition by William L. Shea.

By: Billings, John Davis, b. 1842.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1993Description: xx, 413 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 080326111X (pbk.); 9780803261112 (pbk.).Subject(s): United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century | United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | Billings, John Davis, b. 1842 | United States. Army | Civil wars Military operations | United StatesDDC classification: 973.7/4
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E607 .B59 1993 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001380740

Cover title: Hardtack & coffee.

Subtitle: "Including chapters on enlisting, life in tents and log huts, jonahs and beats, offences and punishments, raw recruits, foraging, corps and corps badges, the wagon trains, the Army mule, the Engineer Corps, the Signal Corps, etc."

Includes index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Contributing an introduction and index to this Bison Books edition is William L. Shea, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas, Monticello. His books include The Virginia Militia in the Seventeenth Century and, with Earl Hess, Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West .

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