Hard Tack and Coffee : or, The Unwritten Story of Army Life

John D. Billings

Edward Lewis (Narrator)

11-06-08

9hrs 46min

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Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/History

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11-06-08

9hrs 46min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/History

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“One of the most entertaining of all Civil War books.” Henry Steele Commager

Throughout history, from antiquity to the present, service in the armed forces of one’s country has provided an almost endless source of material to entertain and even enlighten listeners. Military life has usually been a unique and peculiar experience for most civilians exposed to it. Originally published in 1888, Hard Tack and Coffee is the fascinating account of the everyday life of a footsoldier in the US Army of one hundred years ago. John Billings describes all aspects of a soldier’s life, including living quarters, foraging, wagon trains, offenses and punishments, equipment, transportation, food, hospitals, and much more. This is a detailed, comprehensive, and highly absorbing resource on the common soldier’s life in the Civil War army.

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“One of the most entertaining of all Civil War books.” Henry Steele Commager

“Billings not only presents his own experiences but also describes what he learns from other soldiers. His account is often full of humor as he describes soldiers' rations, fights with lice, and camp songs.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Nov 5, 2008
Release Date November 6, 2008
Release Date Machine 1225929600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories History, Americas
Author Bio
John D. Billings

John D. Billings served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War in both Sickles’ Third and Hancock’s Second Corps. He was also Department Commander of the Massachusetts Grand Army of the Republic.

Narrator Bio
Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis (a.k.a. David Hilder) is a stage, film, and television actor. He has narrated unabridged audiobooks for over eighteen years and has recorded more than two hundred titles, spanning works of fiction and nonfiction.

Overview

Throughout history, from antiquity to the present, service in the armed forces of one’s country has provided an almost endless source of material to entertain and even enlighten listeners. Military life has usually been a unique and peculiar experience for most civilians exposed to it. Originally published in 1888, Hard Tack and Coffee is the fascinating account of the everyday life of a footsoldier in the US Army of one hundred years ago. John Billings describes all aspects of a soldier’s life, including living quarters, foraging, wagon trains, offenses and punishments, equipment, transportation, food, hospitals, and much more. This is a detailed, comprehensive, and highly absorbing resource on the common soldier’s life in the Civil War army.

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