Excavated Mess Gear from Vicksburg

Tom Hughes

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Here's a few of the mess items I've found in civil war camps in and around Vicksburg, MS.
The center piece is a skillet with a makeshift "homemade" handle.
Thanks for looking!
 

lupaglupa

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I've got a beat up old spoon that looks just like the one second from the left! Thanks for posting these pictures. It's a fascinating glimpse into camp life
 

bdtex

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Must be mostly from Union camps. From what I have read, by the end of the siege all the Confederate boys needed was a spoon because their rations were down to a spoonful of peas per day.
 

Tom Hughes

First Sergeant
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Must be mostly from Union camps. From what I have read, by the end of the siege all the Confederate boys needed was a spoon because their rations were down to a spoonful of peas per day.
You are certainly right about that. I think a spoon full of peas.
 

Tom Hughes

First Sergeant
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Location
Mississippi
It must be a great feeling when you find an historical item hidden under the dirt. I’d love to try metal detecting some time.
You can get a metal detector fairly cheaply. In other words, you don't have to spend a whole lot of money on one. It's an exciting hobby for sure.
 
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