If you are near northeast Maryland (Earleville) tomorrow (Sunday) you can still see the freshly dug camp kitchen and enjoy the Revolutionary War encampment and battle at Mt Harmon Plantation HERE.
Many soldiers could cook around the circular earthen kitchen. Firewood was burned in each recess with a pot placed above, raised over the exhaust hole by supports, in this example, the three rocks. Tim Abbott, seated, spent four hours digging out this camp kitchen.
Earthen Camp Kitchen. It was much more efficient than individual fires. Some of the 800 reenactors cooking for their groups...
©2014 Patricia Bixler Reber
Researching Food History HOME