Civil War hardtack
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Description 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 1/4 inches height
4 1/4 inches width
1/2 inch depth
Nomenclature Hardtack
Creation Issued by: United States, Army
Subjects Used during Civil War
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Food supply.
Used in United States
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Natural History
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
(Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 65.202

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