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Civil War Cookin’: Turkey For Dinner?

Civil War soldiers mention eating turkey (or wanting to eat turkey) for holiday meals. If they were lucky enough to catch, forage, or receive a turkey, that glorious moment would come when the big bird on a platter landed at … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From ECW

Wishing all our readers and authors a special day of grateful celebration. We are thankful for you and your continued enthusiasm for history!

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Civil War Cookin’: Jefferson Davis Pie

Wednesday before Thanksgiving is always pie baking day at my house. When I open our 1952 edition of Irma Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking and turn to the pumpkin pie recipe, another recipe title catches my eye: Jefferson Davis Pie. I … Continue reading

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Year In Review: Civil War Cookin’

It was just a 7 day, short, almost-silly blog post series, but it was sure fun to write and publish. And it was well received by readers! “Civil War Cookin’ ” guaranteed a new article every day of Thanksgiving Week (2016). … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: What To Do With Leftovers (According To Major Pendleton)

If you had a feast yesterday, there’s a good possibility you have left-overs today. You might not believe it, but I have a story about left-overs during the Civil War. First, let’s clarify – there wasn’t a lot of extra … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: A Soldier’s Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving didn’t actually become an official American holiday until 1863. That doesn’t mean that Civil War Era soldiers and civilians were unfamiliar with giving thanks prior to Lincoln’s proclamation. Did Civil War soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving in the way we think of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From ECW!

Wishing all our readers and authors a wonderful holiday!

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Civil War Cookin’: Learning To Make Bread

Baking bread. Have you ever tried it? You know, yeast bread. Mix, knead, rise, knead, rise, bake. Time consuming. (I cheat and use a bread maker.) Back in the Civil War days, they prepared their bread without the convenience of … Continue reading

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Civil War Cookin’: An Introduction

We’re just days away from Thanksgiving. So…it’s time to start those shopping lists (I prefer to call them logistic lists for the quartermaster’s department) and working on the menu or food preparations. Or maybe your mom, wife, aunt, or grandma … Continue reading

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A Look Back at ECW’s Past Thanksgivings

In 2012, ECW celebrated Thanksgiving by publishing its 500th post. For Thanksgiving this year, we don’t hit any nice, tidy milestones, but we’re up to 1,738 posts (as of this one). None of our success over the past four and a … Continue reading

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