Cooking the Army Ration

Nov 13 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Fort McKavett State Historic Site

7066 FM 864
Fort McKavett  Texas  76841

Have you ever wondered what it was like to eat what the soldiers of the mid-19th century ate? "Unwholesome rations were not the rule," recalled a Civil War soldier in his memoirs, "they were the exception..." Quality of food varied, but not the quantity. In this program we will explore the various types of food issued to soldiers in the garrison and campaign life. Come see, and smell, the various types of Army food consumed at Fort McKavett!