“This Preparation of Husks”: Desiccated Vegetables and the Union Army

by James Brookes

Please click here to view a short piece I wrote on dessicated (‘desecrated’) vegetables in the Union Army during the Civil War for the Emerging Civil War Blog. It briefly explores their introduction, use and reception.

'Camp of 71st New Vols. Cook house Soldiers getting dinner ready. (200 Excelsior).', image on glass, wet collodion, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cwpb.01678/

‘Camp of 71st New Vols. Cook house Soldiers getting dinner ready. (200 Excelsior).’, image on glass, wet collodion, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cwpb.01678/

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