Civil War Institute
Welcome back, fellow historical diners. Last time, you joined me in comparing a fine selection of Union generals to food. Today, we’ll be examining some of their southern counterparts. Let’s dig in!
Robert E. Lee – Aged, Fine Red Wine with a Side of Steak
Consider the following: red wines are often consumed with red meats such as steak. Steak can be enjoyed in any number of ways, from a backyard barbecue to the finest of dining establishments. In this sense, steak is the former Confederacy, ranging as it did from the most rural farmers to the opulent planters. [excerpt]
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Nadeau, Ryan M., "Crack Open a Bottle of General Lee – A Second Course" (2015). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 130.