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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.255
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 
Title Letter of the Secretary of War, in answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 6th instant, relative to the purchase of extracts of coffee for the use of the troops
Date 16 January 1862
Author Cameron, Simon (1799-1889)  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document; Pamphlet
Content Description Report submitted to the Senate by Secretary of War Cameron extols the advantages of Professor H.A. Tilden's coffee extract, apparently a synthetic or ersatz coffee and condensed milk mixture. Claims "[t]he coffee and sugar ration for 100,000 men for twenty days weighs two hundred and fifty tons, one-half of which is saved, or hundred and twenty-five tons, an important item on a march or advance, reducing the number of wagons for this ration half." Consists of various correspondence reporting the benefits of the coffee and its general acceptance. Dated from the date it was ordered to be printed. Seems that the cover is missing or that the pages were pulled from a larger book.
Subjects Science and Technology  Military History  Congress  Civil War  Union Forces  Military Camp  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Banking & Economics; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945