American Civil War Portraits - Here are some recipes that were used during the Civil War by the soldiers to improve the taste of their army rations.
A view of prisoner of war camp that operated along the Chemung River in Elmira during the Civil War. Though more than 12,000 Confederate POWs were assigned to the Elmira prison camp, there was only enough barrack space for 5,000 prisoners
Entered Confederate service at eleven years of age as a drummer in the Virginia. His soldierly bearing on drill attracted attention of President Davis that with his own hands presented the little drummer with a sword.