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Civil War Food

Although weapons, clothing and shelter were of the greatest importance to the soldiers, food was a necessary element of survival. Here you will find recipes and cooking techniques that the Civil War soldier used to help him get by during his struggle to survive.

Beef Jerky
Chicken Purlough
Substitute for Coffee
Crawdads
Eggs on the March
Hardtack
Hardtack Corn Chowder
Hoe Cake
The Use of Pepper
Plain Irish Stew for 50 Men
Remedies
To Roast Any Small Birds
Scrap Stock
Swamp Cabbage Stew