cost of Bacon in 1864

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Lynna Kay Shuffield,

Bacon was by far the most valuable meat during the Civil War, although I don't know what its exact value was. ..Archaeological digs on the Oliver Loving properties in Parker and Palo Pinto Counties surprisingly found many more porcine bones than bovine bones. ..Please find the 7 "bacon" entries in my 134-page Name Index of my 1,022-page book below:

"Foodstuffs" is one of about 36 sociological topics that I included in my Name Index. ..The "Collective Terms" web page address is near the bottom of this page.

FOODSTUFFS

baby bottles were made from dried cow utter and teats, 34

bacon, the soldiers' favorite food, 335, 344, A-166, A-370, A-374, A-375, A-398

baking soda (in 1864, $50 per package), 250

barley, A-165, A-206, A-398

beef, beeves, 154, 155, 177, 221, 254, 255, 265, 292, 309, A-216, A-256, A-268, A-285, A-324, A-370, A-393, A-395, A-398, A-415

beef, bull beef (male), 1 bull per 40 cows, A-450

beer, persimmon beer, 34

bread, 13, 239, 298, 306

buffalo, 106, 154, 187, 254, A-219, A-320, A-431, A-438

cattle, cows, calves, 14, 24, 105, 108, 155, 161, 162, 163, 239, 253, 255, 260, 279, 280, 299, 326, A-213, A-216, A-217, A-264, A-268, A-320, A-330, A-375, A-385, A-400, A-410, A-449, A-450, A-451

chickens, roosters, 191, 332, 336, A-393

coffee, 194, A-171, A-172, A-398, A-450

coon for dinner (1864-1866, Fort Davis, Stephens Co TX), A-330

corn, 14, 31, 34, 75, 79, 84, 110, 144, 148, 167, 171, 194, 237, 275, 283, 284, 291, 316, 327, 334, A-9, A-15, A-25, A-32, A-35, A-165, A-166, A-256, A-263, A-360, A-370, A-372, A-374, A-375, A-378, A-398, A-402, A-410, A-412, A-415, A-425, A-450

corn belt of Texas, 22

corn meal, corn pone, 155, 237, 251, A-330

flour (see "mill for cereals"), 148, 154, 155, 237, A-22, A-89, A-165, A-178, A-179, A-206, A-330, A-370, A-373, A-374, A-375, A-398, A-419

forage, 163, 197, 237, 239, 240, 247, 254, 277, 298, A-4, A-10, A-12, A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16, A-18, A-20, A-75, A-104, A-165, A-217, A-263, A-343, A-360, A-369, A-372, A-373, A-393, A-402, A-415, A-433

forage master, A-13, A-16, A-18, A-32, A-151, A-343

goats, A-330

grain, cereal grains, 162, 163, 208, 253, 260, 298, A-175, A-177, A-211, A-256, A-263, A-417, A-428, A-433

grass, grazing for livestock, 102, 162, 173, 187, 221, 236, 247, 254, 296, 298

grazing fees for cattle trails, 316

grocery (general store), 6, 72, 97, 283

hay, 34, 228, 296, A-32, A-219, A-375, A-376, A-398, A-433

hog town (see "recreation, hog town")

hogs, 75, 148, 191, 283, 334, 335, 336, 344, A-425, A-450

horsemeat, meat (beef), 306, A-75, A-320

impressment of food, to levy by force for public service, 206, 222, 228, 230, 238, 239, 243, 261, 265, 277, 294, 296, 299, 304, 307, A-32, A-331, A-viii

livestock, 10, 60, 94, 119, 206, 228, 247, 249, 252, 253, 304, 315, 335, 336, A-255, A-359, A-385

mill, see "mill for cereals"

molasses (1864-1866, Fort Davis, Stephens Co TX), A-330

oats, A-32, A-165, A-166, A-206, A-375, A-398

pecans, pecans for barter, 84, A-330

rations, 17, 23, 29, 31, 147, 154, 155, 171, 185, 193, 277, 282, 292, 336, A-25, A-89, A-104, A-222, A-223, A-391, A-410, A-419, A-460

salt, 13, 47, 144, 154, 194, 254, 270, 272, 300, A-12, A-13, A-14, A-16, A-25, A-171, A-172, A-319, A-411, A-450

shorts, byproduct of milling wheat, 335

starvation and destitution, 105, 149, 150, 151, 171, 191, 237, 294, 312, 335, A-14, A-25, A-359, A-384, A-417, A-419

subsistence, Commissary of Subsistence, 149, 154, 161, A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16, A-18, A-19, A-20, A-22, A-38, A-128, A-137, A-165, A-166, A-167, A-175, A-180, A-217, A-300, A-343, A-356, A-360, A-366, A-369, A-371, A-372, A-375, A-384, A-385, A-387, A-400, A-402, A-421, A-424, A-437

sugar, 85, 194, A-73, A-171, A-172, A-369, A-375, A-411, A-450

sweet potatoes, 250

tithe, impressment, forage, or taxation, see economics

tobacco, see recreation

tongue, brisket from cows and buffalo: delicacies, many times whites would eat only the tongue of a buffalo, 161, A-431

vinegar, A-450

water, drinking water, 27, 33, 41, 53, 65, 86, 87, 88, 93, 111, 133, 170, 171, 172, 190, 204, 249, 250, 251, 272, 282, 319, 327, A-217, A-393, A-396, A-430, A-431, A-432, A-434, A-438, A-450 wheat, 253, 271, 275, A-9, A-10, A-11, A-12, A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16, A-17, A-18, A-19, A-20, A-22, A-26, A-32, A-165, A-175, A-307, A-370, A-372, A-381, A-404

whiskey, liquor, drunkenness, see recreation

wild life: antelope, quail, feral hogs, 148, 292, A-331

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