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Hardtack and Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life

Written by: John D. Billings
Narrated by: Joe Scarpete
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Hard Tack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life (1887) is a memoir by John D. Billings, who was a veteran of the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery Battery in the American Civil War. Originally published in 1888, the book quickly became a best seller, and is today considered one of the most important books written by a Civil War veteran. 

The subject matter of Hard Tack and Coffee is about the details of army life - how the common Union soldiers of the Civil War lived. The book is divided into twenty-one chapters that examine the origins of the Civil War, enlistment, daily life in tents and in log huts, marches and army rations.

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