Live the Life of a Civil War Soldier When you Drink your Mornin’ Coffee

Civil War soldiers, Confederate and Union, used to make their coffee in pots. But on the march, they just used their boilers. Remember: don’t boil coffee. Confederates and Union soldiers had a little bit of coffee, chewin tabaccie, and that was it. Moreover, Confederates usually had tobacco, and Union troops had the coffee. When the...
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Civil War Food – What Union and Confederate Soldiers Ate

Civil War soldier food was typically very simple fare – often consisting of meat, coffee, sugar and hardtack – a type of dried biscuit. The meat was often salted or dried so it would last a bit longer and fruits and vegetables were rarities on the battlefield. Because the soldiers were often in the field, they needed to carry...
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Stained Glass As Civil War Commemoration at Harvard

Stained Glass as Civil War Commemoration at Harvard Stained glass is more than just artistic expression, it’s also an enduring medium for commemoration and story telling. The art glass windows at Memorial Hall at Harvard are one example of stained glass as history and commemoration saluting the men and their sacrifice during the American Civil...
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