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Sampling the Tastes of the Civil War

By JAMES BARRON

Daniel Mowles preparing roasted rabbits for a tasting of Civil War-era food at the Roger Smith hotel on Monday.Photographs by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Recipes

Beef Jerky

Prepare the dishes yourself.

Daniel Mowles preparing roasted rabbits for a tasting of Civil War-era food at the Roger Smith Hotel on Monday. The chef, it turned out, was from southwest Virginia and grew up in a household that, he said, had inherited some of Robert E. Lee’s silverware.

Those were just coincidences at a tasting of dishes from the Civil War era, prepared according to recipes adapted from cookbooks published between 1861 and 1865.

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How Caseyville shaped the nation's future

Village site of Civil War camp

By Ramona C. Sanders | STLtoday| Posted: Monday, July 4, 2011

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JOHN SWISTAK JR. / JOURNAL Bob Stephens, of Collinsville, holds Civil War relics he owns. He recently found new information about the region's role in the Civil War.

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Collinsville resident Bob Stephens documents local history that you won't find in the libraries or online. He's even uncovered a relatively unknown story involving Caseyville, the Civil War and President Grant.

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