Ft. DE prisoners wrote.....of the cuisine of Ft.
DE, there is not much to be said in praise. Two meals are served
to us daily. Occasionally a mixture designated by our persecutors
as soup and containing an ample sufficiency of maggots is doled
out to us in pots.
Dinner was the big meal of the two. It consisted
of precisely the same quantity of meat and bread with the addition
of half a tin cup of slop which no man had the right to dignify
with the name of soup. To the best of our judgment the ingredients
were rotten water, rice hulls, white worms half an inch long,
grit, nails, and hair, with now and then a grain of corn.
"Recollections: A True Story About (57th
VA) Families During the CW" by Terry Wright
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