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, Mark Will-Weber paints a 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.
Muskets & Applejack : Spirits, Soldiers, and the Civil War
Author: Mark Will-Weber.