Confederate Soldier Life

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Life in Camps

Confederate soldiers ate 12 oz. of bacon or salted beef, 20 oz. of cornmeal or bread, peas, and rice. They awoke at 5 AM to the sound of drums and had a roll call before their breakfast. Men carried 30-40 pounds. Their equipment included: 7 pounds of ammo, a musket or rifle, a bayonet and scabbard, a haversack for their rations, a canteen, and a blanket. The camps were aligned in a grid pattern with officers' quarters at the front of each row and the enlisted men's at the rear.