Muskets and applejack : spirits, soldiers, and the Civil War / Mark Will-Weber.
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- ISBN: 9781621575092 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: xviii, 282 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Publishing, 
- Copyright: ©2017
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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1861 -- Rumblings of war and early days -- Bull Run hangovers and troop trouble -- 1862 -- Applejack, ironclads, and Shiloh -- Friends of John Barleycorn -- 1863 -- Mud marches and soaks -- On the road to Gettysburg -- Vicksburg, rumors, and Christmas -- Meanwhile, back in the capitals -- 1864 -- Drinks on the sinking ship -- General Whiskey -- Mighty applejack -- Sherman's March to the Sea -- 1865 -- The end in sight -- Burning cities and surrender -- The hangover -- One last chaser -- Epilogue.
"I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals." - President Abraham Lincoln, when confronted about General Ulysses Grant's excessive drinking. Blood, gunfire, and whiskey: they are the three things that defined Civil War battlefields. In this fascinating, booze-drenched history of the war that almost tore America apart, historian Mark Will-Weber (author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt) weaves together lighthearted stories of drunken generals and out-of-control soldiers with the gritty reality of battlefields where whiskey was the only medicine-and sometimes the only food. Muskets and Applejack paints a full, complex picture of the surprisingly large role alcohol played in the Civil War: how it helped heal physical and emotional wounds, form friendships, and cause strife. Interspersed between stories from the battlefield are authentic recipes of soldiers' favorite drinks-from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Publisher's marketing.
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