Civil War Food Recipes Exchange

What are your favorite Civil War recipes? You can exchange Civil War food recipes with others right here with this page serving as an online recipe box. Click to jump down and see what other people are making.

Try making a recipe and let us know how it tastes!

I don't promise that all of the dishes will be delicious. Hardtack certainly was not. But these are some realistic, authentic suggestions if you are planning a reenactment or a Civil War themed wedding.

Do some reading to gain more ideas about food in the Civil War and what was available.

If you want to share a dish below, please list the ingredients, instructions about how to put them together, and a little story about a time when you made it.

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Do you have a favorite Civil War food recipe? Please share it!

What Other Visitors Are Making

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Cold Meat Sandwhich 
This is really simple. 2 slices of bread Turkey meat Slice of cheese Mayonnaise Directions: Put mayonnaise on slices of bread. Put meat and cheese …

1865 Presidential Inauguration Dinner Menu 
I found a copy of the menu from the 1865 Presidential Inauguration dinner in the Library of Congress online archives while I was doing research. This …

Applesauce Cookies 
Ingredients needed: 1-1/2 cups of flour 1/2 cup of brown sugar (packed) 1/2 teaspoon of cloves 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon of baking …

Orange Cake  
1/2 c. butter 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. soda 2 c. sifted flour 1 c. buttermilk 1/2 c. chopped raisins 2 orange peels, ground Preheat oven to 350 …

Mary Todd Lincoln Cake 
Here's the famous Lincoln cake recipe. President Lincoln's wife Mary Todd Lincoln apparently made this vanilla almond cake for him while they were courting …

Fried Squash 
This fried squash recipe is a summertime treat for us! We use fresh squash from our garden. It's been a family tradition since long before me. Ingredients: …

B.B.Q . Buffalo 
Start by rolling ground buffalo meat into small balls. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until cooked through. *1-1/2 cup brown sugar *1-1/2 …

Farmer Cheese 
This is a simple cheese that is easy to make and delicious to eat! I prefer to use goat milk for this cheese, but it can easily be crafted with cow, …

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