This recipe is taken from a very old cookbook and was supposedly made at general Pickett’s headquarters by a Lieutenant Colonel S.G. Leitch.
Confederate Army Soup
1 ham bone
1 beef bone
1 pod pepper
1 pint black-eyed peas
Boil in a mess kettle in 2 gallons salted water. Splendid soup for a wet day.
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