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Lincoln Coffee. What any coffee made from substitutes was called. The boiling of parched corn, rye, and even wood splinters were several methods resorted to. A derogatory term referring to the belief that President Lincoln was responsible for the current state of affairs and what the prisoners were reduced to doing in order to have some simulation of coffee.

From: "The Portals of Hell" by Lonnie R. Speer," The Language of the Prison Camps", page 316.
 
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