91st PA--rations

Rations and food

See
letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 29 March 1862, Washington DC
he didn't need more cough drops; butter, bread, cheese, and sausage were 'the right thing to send' (but he wouldn't need them immediately because he was expecting to be paid soon)
letter, Henry Mathers to his mother, 20 April 1862
Easter Sunday included plenty of eggnog, boiled eggs, and salt pork
letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 5 May 1862
'I Received the Box you sent me on Saturday last[.] the things were all Right Except the Eggs[.] the [sic] were a little out of shape[.] the cake was Excellent Especially to me that Knowed [sic] who made it[.]'
letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 14 February 1863
they had fresh bread four times a week, onion and potatoes twice a week, and good coffee
however, they hadn't had tea since leaving Warrenton
letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 3 March 1863, camp near Falmouth VA
the loaf of bread they sent was a little moldy, the cake was very good, the sausage was all right
letter, Andrew Brown to his father, 31 May 1863
in the Fifth Corps hospital, they had 'very little to eat except what we have to buy', being fed only 'pork potatoes and sour bread'
letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 31 March 1864
he had had nearly two dozen eggs on Easter Sunday
letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 17 June 1864
Bill McNally (C), and everyone else, hadn't had enough to eat on the campaign
circular, HQ 91st PA, 22 Nov 63
anonymous, 'From the Ninety-first Penna Regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 9 March 1863, page 2
Walter's 'Recollections' also mention food at various points
letter, Robert J Armstrong to family, 5 June 1862
court martial, Nathan Kotchland, 15 January 1863, National Archives, record group 153, file KK664
letter, William H Johnson (K) to his parents, 4 January 1864
letter, James Todd (I) to his mother, 1 March 1862, Washington DC

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