How Coffee Fueled the Civil War

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Why did the North win the American Civil War? This article stops just short of attributing it to their better distribution of coffee, but it does explain the importance of coffee (and coffee substitutes, to the less well-provisioned South), noting the word coffee appears in diaries more often than rifle, cannon, or bullet.

Read the full article: How Coffee Fueled the Civil War by Jon Grinspan at The New York Times

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