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Civil War hardtack

Light yellowish brown (NBS) rectangular, hard cracker, resembling a thick "Saltine" cracker, with equally spaced pin holes and irregular texture. See Accession File.

ID Number: 6596

Flour and water biscuits (hardtack) were the main bread ration received by soldiers on campaign.

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Civil War hardtack
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