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|he war consisted of long encampments interspersed with marching and fighting. When a soldier completed drilling and duties for the day, he would hunt and fish to supplement his diet. He also spent time reading and writing.
laying games, drinking, smoking, telling stories, sewing, or repairing equipment helped pass the time. Soldiers celebrated holidays with parades and gun salutes.
pirits enlivened camp life. Officers, particularly the British, would serve other beverages, such as tea, to colleagues or civilian visitors in the afternoon or at dinner in the evening.