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  • Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

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    Art Milbert, Kiev Thomason, Justin Runyon, Brian Hicks, Pat Craddock, Chad Gray, Cameron Stinnett and I baked hardtack for almost 15 hours last weekend.
    Matt Woodburn
    Retired Big Bug
    WIG/GHTI
    Hiram Lodge #7, F&AM, Franklin, TN
    "There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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    Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

    Thank you!
    Brian Baird

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    • #3
      Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

      Matt,

      Thanks for the hard work, looks like you guys had some fun in the kitchen. Good to know our hardtack will only be a couple of weeks old compared to the poor boys who ate hardtack that was 6 months plus , not to mention spoiled from exposure to the elements and contaminated with weevils. I can not wait for the boat ride!!! Take Care.

      R/S
      Kyle W. Sanders

      Armory Guards
      Pick'in eny Mess

      "America has no north, no south, no east, no west. The sun rises over the hills and sets over the mountains, the compass just points up and down, and we can laugh now at the absurd notion of there being a north and a south. We are one and undivided." -Sam Watkins-1st Tennessee

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      • #4
        Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

        Thanks guys!
        Robert Collett
        8th FL / 13th IN
        Armory Guards
        WIG

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        • #5
          Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

          That is a very impressive sight. Thank you for the hard work.
          Bob Welch

          The Eagle and The Journal
          My blog, following one Illinois community from Lincoln's election through the end of the Civil War through the articles originally printed in its two newspapers.

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          • #6
            Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

            I look forward to eating that tack at Shiloh.It should be good with some salt pork and coffee,followed by a nice long smoke.
            Cullen Smith
            South Union Guard

            "Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake"~W.C. Fields

            "When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water."~Michaleen Flynn [I]The Quiet Man[/I]

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            • #7
              Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

              Matt, I think I know that kitchen...brother. Since I can't see Craddock in the photos I don't believe he helped. Thanks for all your hard work.

              Ike Gatlin
              Rear rank 2

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              • #8
                Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                It was a good experience. Everyone helped and even Cam's and Pat's kids helped. And yes Ike, you know the kitchen. The photo showing crackers on a table was only one of three rows of tables when we were done.
                Matt Woodburn
                Retired Big Bug
                WIG/GHTI
                Hiram Lodge #7, F&AM, Franklin, TN
                "There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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                • #9
                  Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                  I remember how my mother used to complain even when I whipped up only a small batch for myself. Later on, my wife would do the same, only adding a strategic rolling of the eyes. I can only imagine the reaction had I attempted 1800 pcs of the unleavened beast. Thank you for all of your efforts...My wife thanks you too!
                  Paul McKee

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                  • #10
                    Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                    Impressing!! We are goin to fill up only one hardtack box but a great step lads!!
                    Jan H.Berger
                    Hornist

                    German Mess
                    http://germanmess.de/

                    www.lederarsenal.com


                    "Und setzet ihr nicht das Leben ein, nie wird euch das Leben gewonnen sein."( Friedrich Schiller)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                      It would have taken twenty hours if Superman hadn't shown up. I had a blast and my kids did as well.


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                      Cameron Stinnett

                      A E K D B

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                      • #12
                        Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                        That, gentlemen, is quite the impressive batch of hardtack! I recently made a batch of 24 pieces with my grandchildren and thought THAT was something...my forage cap is off to you all!
                        C. Scott Brown
                        Co M 1st MO Light Artillery Turner Brigade
                        Camp Commander, SUVCW Sigel Camp #614 Dept. of MO
                        Chaplain, SUVCW Dept. of MO
                        Treasurer, S. Central MO Civil War Round Table
                        Civil War Trust Member

                        [B]In honor of my paternal Great-grandfather, Pvt. Francis Marion Brown, Co. D, 29th IL Inf[/B] &
                        [B]my maternal Great great-grandfather, Pvt. James Madison Hendrickson, along with brothers Pvt. Thomas Jefferson Hendrickson and Pvt. Solomon Hendrickson, all of Co. G, 99th IL Inf[/B]

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                        • #13
                          Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                          I see some good eaten in our future, and it will sit in our guts like a dead weight. Anyway I see roughly 350 crackers on that one table, give or take a dozen or two.
                          Aka
                          Wm Green :D
                          Illegitimi non carborundum
                          (Donít let the bastards grind you down!)

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                          Perryville

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                          • #14
                            Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                            Can't wait to eat some! My daughter helps me roll rounds!
                            Nathan Hellwig
                            AKA Harrison "Holler" Holloway
                            "It was the Union armies west of the Appalachians that struck the death knell of the Confederacy." Leslie Anders ,Preface, The Twenty-First Missouri

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                            • #15
                              Re: Baking 1800 Pieces of Hardtack

                              That is awesome. I spoke to Kiev about it when he got back to Georgia. He also mentioned something about removing peoples heads if he saw the crackers being tossed.
                              Herb Coats
                              Armory Guards &
                              WIG

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