What was life like in army camp?

“The army camp was the place where the recruit ceased to be a civilian and learned how to become a soldier. He would spend more time in camp than on marches and in battle combined.

It was in camp that he was introduced to the mysteries of the army: bugle calls and drum beats, the military chain of command, discipline, the necessity of taking care of equipment, and obedience to orders. He drilled as best he could; he learned something about pitching a tent and using a weapon.”

James I. Robertson, Soldiers Blue and Gray: p. 41.

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