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Daily Life of an American Soldier During The Revolutionary War - 1789
Transcript of Daily Life of an American Soldier During The Revolutionary War - 1789
Sometimes there were shortages in tents.
Were used during the winter to keep the soldiers warm.
Also to keep soldiers warm. Some names that these shelters had included: wigwams, brush huts, booths and bowers.
-Cabins Food: The food a soldier was given during the revolutionary war was called a ration. The ration for a soldier a day was a pound of bread, a pound of meat
a gill of dry beans or peas, and a gill of rum. A common soldier was very lucky if he received half of that. The food wasn't good at all.
-The bread was very hard. The bread was so hard that the soldiers would let the bread soak in some warm water until it was soft enough to chew. The reason the bread was hard was because it was only made with flour and water. The army made the bread this way so that it would last a very long time before soiling.
- The meat was usually pork or beef. It would be cut into strips or chunks and soaked in salt water so it wouldn't spoil. The army used salted and dried food because that was the only way the food would stay preserved.
- Usually, the soldiers would boil the dry beans or peas with their meat. After cooking for a long time, the beans a peas became soft and the meat became less salty.
- The soldiers were supposed to mix their rum with water before they drank it. Sometimes, they were issued extra rum for extra work, or it was a special day such as New Year's or to celebrate a victory. Religion: Religion played a huge role during the American Revolution. They made sure to the average american knew that revolution was justified in the sight of God. Religious practice suffered in some places because of the lack of ministers and the destruction of churches, but in other areas religion flourished. By: Makayla Jones