I asked one of the Confederate Soldiers if they spent the night and he said they spend the whole week end there and they do sleep in the tents.
some of the tents were open and some were closed, there were bedrolls in all of them
I saw a slab of ham in the frying pan, and asked the soldier "where's the biscuits" his answer was
"we finished those off this morning". then he said " look at this fire and tell my why it is not truly authentic?"
I could not guess so he said "If this were the real Rebel army, that ham would have been long gone, food was scarce and no left overs"
Soldiers who fought in the war often did not get enough food, or no food at all. they ate peas and beans and hard crackers and very little meat. It was difficult for the Confederates because of the blockades, both land and sea. Sadly, they had depended on IMPORTS much like we are doing today. Stop the imports Stop the army.
The two armies were the Union Army (2.1 Million) and the Confederate Army (900,00).
Approximately 300 women dressed as men and fault in the battles. from Civil War Facts
Can you find the horses they rode in on in the above photo? (ha ha_
These are the pans they used for cooking breakfast, and yes they did do the dishes in these tubs.
talk about a senseless war, this was it. 2 percent of the population died in the war, 620,000 dead.
from Civil War Facts
to be continued.............