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Civil War hardtack
Description 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 6 centimeters length
7 centimeters width
Nomenclature Hardtack
Creation Issued by: United States Army
Subjects Owned/used by: Gorman, Captain Richard L.
United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Used in Minnesota, United States
Used in Civil War
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Food supply.
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Natural History
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6596