US Army whiskey ration

Started by besilarius, December 08, 2019, 07:46:44 AM

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Today in 1832, Adjutant General Order #72 abolished the whiskey ration.  Each soldier had received a gill of whiskey (four ounces) per day.  In exchange, coffee and sugar were substituted.

When people moan about "the good old days" they may be thinking of the free whiskey.
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Quote from: besilarius on December 08, 2019, 07:46:44 AM
When people moan about "the good old days" they may be thinking of the free whiskey.
I guess you can't really blame them.  :P 

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I'll bet the troops were very upset on the coffee days

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And for the last 100 years or so Canadian officers have been able to trade their liquor ration away for Colt automatic pistols, carbines, tommy guns and the occasional B-17.