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  • The Impact Of Coffee On The US Civil War.

    The Impact Of Coffee On The US Civil War.

    It has been stated that coffee was a key determinate for Union Soldiers in the Civil War. Perhaps the North's access to caffeine gave its soldiers a strategic advantage. At least that's what one Union officer, Gen. Benjamin Butler, thought. He ordered his men to carry coffee in their canteens and planned attacks based on when his men would be most wired. His advice to other generals was: "If your men get their coffee early in the morning, you can hold." It was stated that the Union Soldiers drank it before marches, after marches, on patrol, during combat. In their diaries,...

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