US Sailors (US Navy) & US Airmen (US Air Force) often had facilities to shower and shave, as they had larger and more modern bases. US Soldiers (US Army) & US Marines (US Marine Corps) had more primitive facilities, such as "Firebases" or just living in the field (for civilians who have never been in the military, being in the field is like "CAMPING"). "Firebases" were like old time army forts in the old west, during the frontier times in the United States (1800's). Water was taken from creeks/rivers and purified by the US Army Engineers with generaters & other engineering equipment. If the engineers weren't present, then the men had to use iodine tablets in their canteen water, to make it safe to drink. If there was no shower point (a tent with a portable shower), then baths had to be taken in the river or creek. The US Army/US Marine steel helmet (steel pot) was used as a water pot to shave in. An empty can of soda or beer was used to hold water to brush your teeth with. Tooth brushes were handed out in SP packages (Sundries Pack): A clear plastic bag containing cartons of cigarettes, tooth brushes, M & M candy, writing tablets, and blue colored ink pens, was handed about once a month; situations permitting. If not, the "C" ration accessary pack contained a piece of wood (looked like a crude toothpick) to brush your teeth with, using canteen water.
People in the revolutionary war did not get clean
Between 180,000 and 200,000 black soldiers fought in the Civil War.
There were no french in the civil war their are some in the revolution though.
It is estimated that around 620,000 soldiers died in the American Civil War. This includes approximately 360,000 Union soldiers and 260,000 Confederate soldiers.
Approximately 360,000 Union soldiers died during the American Civil War.
supplies and soldiers were easier to move by railroad during the war
First battle of bull run
Yes, soldiers fought in the Civil War. Sadly, that is the fact of war.
Civil War Soldiers Museum was created in 1991.
The same as white soldiers, to shoot and be shot at.
in the civil war the soldiers didnt get to do anything for enteertainment they had to fight a lot
there were 10 blinded soldiers during the civil war
what was the civil war diet? *
that was the color of the American soldiers prior to the civil war
ANSWER They were "citizen-soldiers".
Union had more soldiers in the war.