"Hard Tack" (Anaglyph Stereoview)

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unionblue

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Probably no worse for their immersion. A good soaking might have made them a little more palatable.
Andy,

God's truth!

When I would do my school presentations of a typical Union soldier from Ohio, I would often share with the class certain food items for them to taste.

I would hand out hard tack to the kids with the warning I was not responsible for cracked teeth or biting into a worm. Amazing how many of the crackers were returned without one attempt to try a bite! :smile:

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John Hartwell

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In 2008, Heritage Auctions sold this box, from a different maker:
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It was described as:
"Discarded Wooden "Army Bread" / Hardtack Crate Found Near the Gettysburg Battlefield Shortly after the Battle. Measures 18" x 25 ¼" x 9 ¾" high pine wood crate assembled with square cut nails and stenciled on the bottom, weathered / faded," Army Bread/From/Kendall Bros. & Co./Cor. Powers (large stain)/US/Sub/Dep/June 1863." Doubtless issued during the battle. Excellent sound condition and a most unusual Gettysburg artifact."

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I have seen paintings/images where those crates became makeshift camp furniture.
 
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In 2008, Heritage Auctions sold this box, from a different maker:
It was described as:
"Discarded Wooden "Army Bread" / Hardtack Crate Found Near the Gettysburg Battlefield Shortly after the Battle. Measures 18" x 25 ¼" x 9 ¾" high pine wood crate assembled with square cut nails and stenciled on the bottom, weathered / faded," Army Bread/From/Kendall Bros. & Co./Cor. Powers (large stain)/US/Sub/Dep/June 1863." Doubtless issued during the battle. Excellent sound condition and a most unusual Gettysburg artifact."

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That is one VERY expensive box.....

Sold for: $17,925.00
Discarded Wooden "Army Bread" / Hardtack Crate Found Near the Gettysburg Battlefield Shortly after the Battle....


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