Civil War food and coffee

ihopTo read the conditions that these soldiers were put under are amazing. Eating under cooked food and not having enough rations to feed someone who is fighting in a war seems taxing on the human body. Coupled with the over consumption of coffee its not a mystery to why these soldiers bodies would tire out. Coffee is known to cause paranoia, muscle pain and heartbeat irregularities. I find it amazing that these soldiers would fight for days on end drinking nothing but coffee without their body effectively shutting down. But I believe that the coffee substitutes gave the soldiers a placebo effect and gave them a comfortable medium.

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