Send Whiskey

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Hd Qrs AP
Aug 31
Maj Eckert –
I do not [know] of anything
that you could send here
to benefit the men
unless it is one [barrel?]
of good whisky so
that they can have one
ration of it daily.
I can get it here but
it is a very bad article
Caldwell is getting better
D. Doren

Apparently the liquor that they had at the Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac wasn’t very good because the only thing that this operator thought that his men might need was some good whiskey. When did whiskey stop being a daily ration for soldiers as rum was for sailors?

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