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ALBANY [GA.] PATRIOT, December 12, 1861, p. 2, c. 3
A Good Substitute for Coffee–At the present time, when coffee is selling at a dollar a pound the following suggestion from a correspondent of a Southern paper, is worth trying:
Many worthless substitutes for coffee have been named. The acorn need only be tried once to be discarded. Corn meal and grits can be easily detected by the taste. Rye is only tolerable. Oakra [sic] seed is excellent, but costs about a dollar a pound, which puts it entirely out of the question. What, then, can we use? We want something that tastes like coffee, smells like it, and looks like it. We have just the thing in the sweet potato. When properly prepared, I defy any one to detect the difference between it and a cup of pure Rio. Continue reading
Mark Your Calendars:
Confederate Work Day scheduled for Saturday morning March 31st, beginning at 9:00 AM. We will meet in the sutler parking area. We’ll work until 12:00 or 1:00, than head out for food and brew. Most likely we will be cutting and splitting firewood for the camps.
Company Drill / ANV First Battalion Drill
Please be there by 9 AM. Lunch will be provided by the Civilian Committee for an $8 fee.
Other units from the ANV First Battalion have be attending.
Berks County Heritage Center
Our New Battalion Cards
UPDATED 2011 Events:
The Battle of New Market and the Battle of Belmont Plateau will be scrapped, but Shippensburg will be both days and we will be doing the Battle of Ball’s Bluff instead of Cedar Creek this season.
Remember to wear your early war uniforms and I will see y’all at Shippensburg June 24, 2011.
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