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Civil War Soldier's Mess

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/22/2010

A match safe, lantern, frying pan, and cup would have been part of a soldier’s equipment. Hardtack is the name given to a thick cracker made of flour, water, and sometimes salt.


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