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Friday, March 29, 2013
Civil War Photo Friday: Hanging out at the cooks galley
The cooks are on the sides of the photograph, and in the center we can see a black teenager who was probably a runaway slave who joined up. Many runaways attached themselves to Union regiments as laborers and officers' servants. If he wanted to fight, he would have to join one of the segregated black regiments.
So what's for lunch? Probably salt pork and dried vegetables. That was what was for lunch pretty much every day!
Photo courtesy Library of Congress.