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We know that with supply lines cut off during the last part of the American Civil War, the Confederacy was in danger of starving to death in larger numbers than occurred before their surrender.

My great grandfather fought for the Union Army (Ohio) during the War Between the States and afterward, helped to complete parts of the National Road, Route 40 in Ohio.

I’ll share with readers some of the food and recipes that he and his wife enjoyed during the 1860s and some that were reported to be Abraham Lincoln’s favorites.

via Foods and Recipes Enjoyed By Farmers, the Troops and President Lincoln During the Civil War.

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