The most fascinating fact about the soldier’s diets during the civil war has to be the use of hardtack. Hardtack was used as the main foodstuff because it was inexpensive to reproduce, long-lasting and reasonably nutritious. I find it quite amazing that the soldiers were able to digest this brick of a cracker. I can only imagine how dry and hard it must’ve been to eat.
If I had to choose a food that I can’t live without, I would choose french fries. Although very unhealthy, they are a food that I can’t ever bring myself to hate.