Topic: Army Rations
US Army Rations, 1913
Field Service Regulations, United States Army, 1913
The Army Regulations prescribe the following rations, the commander determining the kind appropriate for the service to be performed, except that the use of the haversack ration is enjoined for troops operating beyond the advance depots:
- Garrison ration. — For troops in garrison and permanent camps; also for use in time of war except for troops beyond the advance depots.
- Haversack ration. — For troops beyond the advance depots.
- Filipino ration. — For Philippine Scouts.
- Emergency ration. — For troops in active campaign for use in cases of emergency.
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The emergency ration is a preparation of food compressed into cakes and packed in sealed tin. It is furnished in addition to the regular ration, but is not opened except by order of an officer or in extremity, nor used when regular rations are obtainable.
In addition to the regular rations, commanders, may authorize the issue, within limits prescribed in Army Regulations, of certain articles, such as soap, candles, and matches.