HW#2 Food and Coffee in the Civil War

After reading the articles about soldier’s diets during the civil war, it led me into a deeper thought what type of food was provided to the soldiers during that time. Solders did not know how to cook and they were basically eating the same thing every day. Big and delicious food was a fantasy for the soldiers, unfortunately the food that was given was small in portion with the purpose of keeping the soldiers from starving. Coffee was introduced to them and astounded the soldiers with its ability to keep them awake. Coffee today is a common drink that is consumed daily.

For me, I would choose coffee as a food that I could not live without. It wakes me up and I enjoy every moment of drinking coffee.

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