Hard Tack and Coffee Soldier's Life in the Civil War by John D. Billings

Shipping to United States: Free
Sorry, this item has sold.

This is a very good hardcover with dust jacket. This copy is very clean inside and out. There is light natural tanning to pages from age but no foxing etc seen. Binding tight and straight. The dust jacket is clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear from display. Blue hardcover boards under jacket are like new.

Originally published in 1888, this book became an immediate bestseller. The author, John Billings had served with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. He joined forces with the illustrator Charles Reed and utilized the many sketches of field life Reed had made during the war. These sketches enlivened an already fascinating text with pen and ink drawings lf all aspects of a soldiers life, including chapters on foraging, army rations, equipment, the army mule, hospitals and much more. This book contains the reprints oforiginal drawings of Reed who was a member of the Massachusetts battery.

Thank you for visiting Bobbis Bookstore and The Book Wizard !!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Legal imprint