A few days ago, in the "Who was meaner to their prisoners" thread, I posted a story about Confederate soldiers living on parched acorns. This story came from the regimental history of the 47th Indiana (The Drums of the 47th). Basically, the story goes that a Yankee burying a dead Rebel found that all the Rebel had to eat was parched acorns, and was very much impressed by how gallantly the soldier had fought on such poor rations.
It seems that this story was repeated, if not word-for-word then close to it, in another regimental history. Does anyone remember what that other book was? I am trying to find out if this was an "urban legend" of it's day, and would be really interested in finding if the story appeared in more than just these two books. And also, of course, which book published first.
Thanks for any help.