Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About What Civil War Soldiers Ate?
Q#1 – Why was there never enough meat for Confederate soldiers?
Q#2 – By 1863, next to planning strategy and tactics, what did Confederate generals spend most of their time on?
Q#3 – What seasoning ingredient was sometimes added to beef and always added to pork?
Q#4 – What were the most common field rations issued to individual Union soldiers?
Q#5 – What was a major problem that affected the quality of food?
Q#6 – Condensed milk was very helpful in supplementing the rations for the Union army. Who invented it?
Q#7 – Confederate soldiers had more access to tobacco than their Union counterparts. While opposing troops were on picket duty, it was common for Union soldiers to trade what food item with the Confederate soldiers in exchange for tobacco?
Q#8 – What food item did Southern soldiers frequently substitute for coffee?
Q#9 – Due to its wide availability throughout southern North America, what item was also an important source of food for Confederate soldiers?
Q#10 – What was the name of the military unit that existed in both armies that had the responsibility to organize the feeding of soldiers during the war?
Q#11 – How was the common dish named “Skillygalee” prepared?
Q#12 – For Confederate soldiers, how was another common dish named “coosh” prepared?
Q#13 – What was a “Spirit Ration” that during the American Civil War both armies provided to their troops?
Q#14 – What was the name of the book written in 1853 by William J. Hardee that contained the guidelines for providing food rations for soldiers?
Q#15 – What were the three main reasons that hampered the Confederate government attempts to provide adequate rations for their troops?