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  • noun Plural form of hardtack.


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  • He wouldn't go hungry, as he still had his last three or four hardtacks from Washington.

    The Guns Of The South

  • Soldiers gathered round the fires, boiling coffee, toasting hardtacks, cooking up stews with salt pork and desiccated vegetables.

    The Guns Of The South

  • Lieutenant E.D. Anderson (10th Cavalry) gave me two and one-half hardtacks from his supply, which he carried in his bosom.

    The Colored Regulars in the United States Army

  • He rode his horse across and was in the act of leaning over to get a couple of hardtacks the cook was handing him, when a splinter of a shell that had exploded at his horse's feet, struck him in the neck, killing him instantly, slightly wounding his horse and destroying the rations and vessels in the cookhouse.

    S.O.S. Stand to!

  • As long as I had nothing but two hardtacks, which was the allowance to each man on the morning after the San Juan fight, no one could complain; but if I had had any private little luxuries the men would very naturally have realized keenly their own shortages.

    VII. The War of America the Unready

  • _Or_, having fried bacon, pour the tomatoes into the mess pan, the grease remaining, and add, if desired, two broken hardtacks.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • _ Pour into the mess pan one man's allowance of tomatoes, add about two large hardtacks broken into small pieces, and let come to a boil.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • That afternoon we had just enough to allow each man for his supper two hardtacks, and one hardtack extra for every four men.

    V. In the Trenches

  • Members of the Illinois Regiment were offering our men $1 apiece for hardtacks.

    Appendix B. Colonel Roosevelt's Report to the Secretary of War of September 10th


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