Saturday, November 24, 2012

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Saturday, February 1, 1862

I commenced cooking for twenty men of our company. None of the boys likes cooking, so the seven messes have been consolidated into three with a cook for each. Mess numbers 1 and 2 have been united, becoming mess number 1, and I am to be the cook.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 31

1 comment:

Sean McLachlan said...

I wonder what his cooking was like? From what I've read, he wouldn't have had much to work with!