Muskets & Applejack : Spirits, Soldiers, and the Civil War
by Mark Will-Weber


Overview - "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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781621575092
  • ISBN-10: 1621575098
  • Publisher: Regnery History
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 282
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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