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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2019 8:37 p.m. PST

…the War of 1812.

" Every morning at nine o'Clock the men were served breakfast consisting of bread, along with milk, soup, tea, or saloop, and occasionally butter. Some supplemented their breakfast rations with privately-purchased food such as cheese or pork. In the afternoon, between twelve-thirty and one o'clock, the soldiers would then sit down to dinner. Before the sitting, the tables were draped with cloths and set with plates, knives, forks, and spoons; only then would the meal be served. Once seated, the men were expected to rise from their meals only when the officer of the day entered the room to receive a mess report from the orderly sergeant. One regiment described dinner as consisting of "soup well thickened with meal, flour, or rice, and with the meat there must be a sufficiency of vegetables." However, the standard daily ration established in British North America changed continually. By the time of the War of 1812 each soldier was being supplied with:…"
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Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 3:40 p.m. PST

That was a very enjoyable read. Thanks Armand.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2019 5:11 p.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2019 10:44 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


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