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Camp Oven, From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Who Knew?

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by JPK Huson 1863, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. JPK Huson 1863

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    Well, perhaps a lot of members far more familiar with camp life, knew. Thought it very cool- never bumped into this contraption before! 1864.
     

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    What an oven. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Field kitchens like these were a popular feature of the German army in WWI (pictured here) through WWII and likely date a LOT earlier; to the troops they were sarcastically known as goulash cannons, because like fieldpieces they were pulled by teams of horses.
     
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    There was a joke in the French Army in reference to field kitchens. I paraphrase: "the meat pulled the kitchens. Horse or mule but we only got worried when we were told to..."
     
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    These are all awesome, thank you! Had no clue. Pretty nifty although you do wonder how on earth it was cleaned? Seems to me these could become awfully ' iew ' , and quickly.
     
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    I have heard of these, but this is the first time I have ever seen one. Quite ahead of its time don't you think???? Move over Domino's and Pizza Hut!!! :D
     
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    It was more than I had- never had heard of them or come across an image before! You just know members here would have, however- especially reenactors who probably build them in their basements. And use them ( except for the missing mules ).

    How funny would that be, new delivery options at Domino's? One of these showing up?
     
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