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Collection HCHS Civil War Collection
Catalog Number 2014.043.004
Object Name Fragment
Description Hardtack brought back from the Gettysburg Battlefield. Inexpensive and long-lasting, hardtack was and is used for sustenance in the absence of perishable foods, commonly during long sea voyages and military campaigns. It is known also as: Pilots Bread, Ship's Biscuit, Sea Biscuit, and Sea Bread.
Found Gettysburg
Provenance Found on the Battlefield at Gettysburg and brought back to Lambertville, NJ. It was formerly in the Collection of the Grand Army of the Republic Post 20 Lambertville.
Subjects Military rations
Food
Soldiers' life
Soldiers
Search Terms Civil War
Grand Army of the Republic