Hard tack and coffee /
John D. Billings.
|Main Creator:||Billings, John Davis, 1842-|
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[Alexandria, Va.] : Time-Life Books, 1982.
Collector's library of the Civil War.
Facsimile reprint. Originally published as: Hardtack and coffee, or, The unwritten story of Army life : 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. / by John D. Billings ; illustrated by Charles W. Reed. Boston : G.M. Smith, 1887.
Bell Wiley considers this a superb memoir, which has been reprinted numerous times over the years. Billings was in the Tenth Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery.
Physical description: vi, 408 pages,  leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 22 cm.
GR 5753: Stephen Griffin Collection
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