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Civil War hardtack
Hardtack issued by the United States Army during the Civil War. Hardtack is a biscuit (or cracker) made from flour, water and salt. It was a staple of the Civil War soldier's diet because it was inexpensive and, when properly stored, lasted for years. Hardtack, while nutritious, could be exceedingly hard and usually had to be soaked before it could be eaten.
Content Category: artifacts
4 1/4 inches height
4 1/4 inches width
1/2 inch depth
Issued by: United States, Army
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Food supply.
Used in: United States
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
: 1860 - 1869
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65.202 (Accession Number)