Cara fully recorded 1863 Hospital Camp Kitchen



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I have been cooking with a dutch oven since I was a child, so as Secretary of Mid States Living History Association (2017)  I have chosen to inventory and improve the Hospital Camp Kitchen.   Based upon our existing inventory there are distinctive categories that are stored in wooden crates.


Categories: Commodities, Flatware, Candle Lighting , Cast Iron , Tableware,  and Sewing Supplies 


  • Honey
  • Vinegar
  • Sherry
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Coffee
  • Cheesecloth

From my kitchen Cast Iron 004

Flatware Box

  • Knife Roll
  • Sporks
  • Hand Saw
  • Twine




Fire Starter

  • Twine
  • String
  • Flint
  • Kindling in muslin sacks



Copper Tools 003

Sugar was locked in a box  because of scarcity.  Sold in a loaf or in cubes the commodity was precious and put under lock and key.


Cast Iron 

  • Roaster
  • Skillet
  • Caldron
  • S Hooks
  • Forged Pole
  • Two Y tree branches to suspend the coffee pot



  • Tin Plates
  • Wooden Bowls
  • Mugs

From my kitchen Cast Iron 003



Sewing Supplies

Vicksburg Quilt and Cast Iron 001

  • Bees Wax
  • Pin Cushin with needles
  • Thread
  • Lincoln’s Challenge Quilt Pattern
  • Muslin Linen

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Taking Lincoln’s challenge in 2017- 2018 and have set myself up to make a lap black with 15 yards of textiles from www.


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