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Rations in Buell's Army

OR; Vol. 16, Pt 1, p. 288-289

Not necessarily what was at Perryville, but representative of what was available in the army at the time.

Rations on hand August 31, 1862.

Rations of pork......................13,981
Rations of bacon.....................31,474 1/8
Rations of salt beef.
...............19,360
Rations of fresh beef
(including 25 head beef cattle,
estimated 800 pounds each net).......21,622 1/5

Total number of rations of meat......86,437 8/15

Rations of flour....................190,355 10/22
Rations of hard bread...............332,797
Rations of corn meal..................4,054

Total Number of bread rations.......527,786 10/22

Rations of beans....................132,080
Rations of pease.....................22,111
Rations of rice.....................137,029

Total number of rations
of beans and mixed vegetables......1,217,888

Rations of coffee.....................41,952 56/100
Rations of tea........................56,306 56/100
 

Rations of sugar (brown).............106,039
Rations of vinegar....................30,750
Rations of adamantine candles......1,199,275
Rations of soap......................326,111
Rations of salt....................1,847,132
Rations of molasses..................223,144
Rations of mixed vegetables........1,085,808
Rations of onions......................6,666 2/3

Total number of rations
of pease, rice, and onions...........165,806 2/3

Articles kept on hand
for sale to officers,
and for extra and special
issues to hospitals and troops:
White sugar (pounds)...................5,734
Whisky (gallons).......................1,414 1/2
Ham (pounds)...........................1,086 1/2
 

Rations on hand September 30, 1862.

Rations of pork......................10,358 1/2
Rations of bacon......................2,258 2/3
Rations of salt beef.......................
Rations of fresh beef................11,220
 

Total number of rations of meat......23,837

Rations of flour....................354,753 8/11
Rations of hard bread...............463,150
Rations of corn meal..................9,073
 

Total Number of bread rations.......826,796 8/11

 

Rations of beans.....................45,311
Rations of pease.....................12,800
Rations of rice......................73,980

Total number of rations
of beans and mixed vegetables......1,245,144

Rations of coffee (green)..............2,630
Rations of coffee (roasted)...........33,026
Rations of tea........................13,500
 

Total number of tea
and coffee rations....................49,156

Rations of sugar (brown)..............33,100
Rations of vinegar...................114,900

Rations of adamantine candles..........7,073 9/12
Rations of tallow candles.............14,777 5/6
Total number rations of candles.......21,851 47/60


Rations of soap.........................None
Rations of salt.......................33,207
Rations of molasses...................73,100
Rations of mixed vegetables........1,169,833
Rations of onions........................933

Total number of rations
of pease, rice, and onions............87,713

Articles kept on hand
for sale to officers,
and for extra and special
issues to hospitals and troops:
White sugar (pounds)...................4,952 1/2
Whisky (gallons).........................804

Not included in the bread rations: 199 bushels of wheat.

 

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