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Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew, recipe below
During the Civil War Samuel H. Sprott served in the Fortieth Alabama Regiment of the confederate army. He had this to say about food supplies lines during the war: “There is no reason why there should not have been an abundance of meal, sweet potatoes, dried fruit, fresh pork, fat cattle” and other food items delivered to soldiers in camp, “brought in either by water or rail,” he says. “But the Commissary Department, one of the most important branches of the government, was badly managed throughout the entire war.” As result as the war continued confederate soldiers survived on foraged foods like sweet potatoes to supplement their rations. 

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Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew recipe: http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/recipes/5074

Gourds and Tubers Series: http://frederickdouglassopie.blogspot.com/search?q=Gourds+and+Tubers+Series

Eating From Your Garden Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Eating+From+Your+Garden+This+Fall

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