- Feb 20, 2005
- South of the North 40
Cigars weren’t issued. Officers purchased their own tobacco just like the enlisted men.Like the Army today they smoked a lot of tobacco. They said of Grant that he smoked a pipe but because they only issued cigars to officers he became a cigar smoker-CREDIT HIGH TIDE
Tobacco was grown throughout the country with it grown as far north as Minnesota and Michigan.
NC tobacco came to be highly prized by anyone who tried it.