Class Year

2019

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

Spring 3-27-2017

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

There are few ways to better immerse oneself in the past than through food. It is relatively easy to follow a recipe from the Civil War era and enjoy the same cuisine as Union and Confederate soldiers. In this way, one can experience the past in a most interactive way. Experiencing the past was accomplished in the lecture “Hearth, Hardtack, and Hospital: A Close Look (and Taste) of Civil War Era Food,” given by Gettysburg National Military Park education specialist Barbara J. Sanders. The lecture focused on the topic of the interaction between history and food, specifically in the Civil War.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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