Due to scheduled maintenance, parts of MNHS.org will be inaccessible for a period of several hours starting around 5:00 PM (CDT) on Monday, April 21.

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.

< < BACK
Civil War hardtack
War and Rememberance African Americans In Minnesota The Home Front Minnesota's Soldiers Fort Snelling's Role