Hardtack and Salt pork, the Mainstay of Civil War Soldiering

I grew up on dried beef, and knew very well how it was made and how it tasted. In spite of this, until recently, I thought all salt pork was in a liquid brine. The re-enactors at Fort Abercrombie set me straight. One of the soldier’s wives brought samples of hardtack and salted pork. To […]

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