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Civil War hardtack
Hardtack issued by the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment to Captain Richard Gorman during the Civil War. Hardtack is a biscuit 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
6 centimeters length
7 centimeters width
Issued by: United States, Army
Owned/used by: Gorman, Richard L.
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Food supply.
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
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6596 (Accession Number)