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August 8, 2011

Corn pone from Andersonville prison

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:33 am

Corn pone from Andersonville prison

Ball of corn pone issued to a Union soldier in 1864 at the Confederate prison in Andersonville, Georgia during the Civil War.  A single ball constituted one day’s food ration.  Corn pone is a type of cornbread made from cornmeal dough and baked over an open fire with butter or cooking oil.

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