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Hardtack

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An unleavened biscuit made with flour, water, and salt was baked hard as a rock to survive long storage and rough handling. Officially called "hard bread" but known affectionately by the soldiers as "dog biscuits," "molar breakers," "sheet iron," "angel cakes," "worm castles," "ammo reserves," and tooth dullers" was standard issue field rations for the soldiers of the 19th century. There were several ways a soldier could make it more palatable. The most popular methods were to soak it in coffee, crumble it into soup, or make a dessert by soaking it in hot water and adding sugar.

Caution: They didn't call it "sheet iron" for nothing.

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  • Model: 1678
  • 100 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Fort Laramie Historical Assoc.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 July, 2016.