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Hardtack was a mixture of flour, water and sometimes salt which would be baked until it was hard as a rock for preservation purposes. Soldier's would have to soak it in water or grease in order to soften it before it was able to be eaten. A special delicacy known as skillygalee was salt pork grease with ground up hardtack in a sort of paste form. While hardtack would fill up a soldier's belly as it expanded in the stomach, it held little to no nutritional value for soldiers on the march.

Hardtack was a mixture of flour, water and sometimes salt which would be baked until it was hard as a rock for preservation purposes. Soldiers would have to soak it in water or grease in order to soften it before it was able to be eaten.

Cornelia Hancock, a young Quaker from New Jersey, was one of the first nurses to arrive at Gettysburg. She served as a nurse through the rest of the war, also caring for former slaves seeking refuge in Washington, DC.

History: Cornelia Hancock, a young Quaker from New Jersey, was one of the first nurses to arrive at Gettysburg. She served as a nurse through the rest of the war, also caring for former slaves seeking refuge in Washington, DC.

Hardtack | The Civil War in Missouri

Hardtack, a flour and water biscuit, was a food staple for Civil War soldiers…

5. Anna Jackson: Widow of the Confederacy | Community Post: 9 Love Stories From The Civil War

9 Love Stories From The Civil War

Anna Jackson: Widow of the Confederacy

Operator Molly with Telephone

Operator Molly with Telephone

Secession Notice | December 21, 1860 | Clerk's Office | Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina wanted to secede from the Union and the last straw for the south was the election of Abraham Lincoln. South Carolina was the first to secede. They set a date of December 1860 and voted in Charleston to leave the Union.

Atlanta, Georgia… Sherman’s Men Tearing Up Railroad Track. Photographed in 1864 by Barnard, George N. Sherman’s 62,000 men marched out of Atlanta “into the fat fields of Georgia like locusts devouring the land”, Sherman tore up every mile of railroad track and almost every station.

Atlanta, Georgia… Sherman’s Men Tearing Up Railroad Track. Photographed in 1864 by Barnard, George N. Sherman’s men marched out of Atlanta and tore up every mile of railroad track and almost every station.

The #1940Census came at a momentous time in our Nation's history — as we recovered from the Great Depression and not long before our entry into World War II. It was also the first Census that looked deeper into the details of much of American life. Now, 72 years later, upon release of the 1940 Census forms by the National Archives, we look back and see just how much America changed. #1940s #history #ushistory #geneology

Some interesting info. 1940 Census: A Snapshot in Time: How the Census Measures America

How Much Sugar Is In Each Fruit? Even fruit can raise your glycemic index, causing you to gain weight.

Sugar Wise: How Fruits Stack Up

women should only have 26 grams of sugar--Fruit is great - but remember, it's full of sugar too! (good sugar, but this chart helps keep things straight).

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