Above, an image of Valley Forge (courtesy of the Library of Congress). Here a delicious looking Camp Fire Bread, recipes below
During the American Revolution in North America, the Continental Army provided rations of flour or bread, beef, vegetables, and rum to the soldiers. Soldiers also obtained food in trade with country folks and “camp traders” who followed the army. Most companies had a designated baker who collected flour and money in exchange for producing regularly allotments of soft bread and hefty profits in the process. Bread distributed as rations came most often in the form of hardtack or ship biscuits. Women along with freedmen and enslaved Africans prepared and served food to the soldiers. Native Americans, explorers have been eating easy to make bannock and other campfire breads for centuries.