Civil War Candy & Treat Collection - Assorted Candies and Confections - True Treats Historic Candy

Perfect Gift for History Buffs: Civil War Commissary in a Box


Civil War soldiers received food – including sweets and sugars – from numerous places: the government, packages from home, groups and associations, and sutler’s – disreputable merchants who followed the troops, selling over-priced, often hard-to-find foods. The sutlers prompted the U.S. government to open commissaries. This box contains a tag describing each of the many sweets as well as a scroll with an image drawn, in the 1800s, from an actual sketch of Union soldiers sharing their rations with Confederates.  Comes in a box with 20 samples.

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