Monthly Archives: May 2011

Camp Food

Everybody complains about food.  Airline food, college food, summer camp food–they all come under fire, but perhaps none more than Army food. When Indiana mobilized thousands of her sons in the spring of 1861, she had to figure out how … Continue reading

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Dressing Like a Soldier

As the volunteers flooded into Indianapolis, Governor Morton had to begin thinking about equipping these young men for war. During the month of May 1861, events were continuing to push everyone toward war.  More states were seceding each day.  On … Continue reading

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Learning to be a Soldier

After arriving at Camp Morton on Thursday, April 18th, 1861, L.K. probably quickly fell into a routine. Excitement was high in the beginning.  The whole camp shook as thirteen guns were fired with the arrival of each new company of … Continue reading

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