Cavalry Life Apr 22, 2009 13:33:00 GMT -5
Post by cisdyd on Apr 22, 2009 13:33:00 GMT -5
Apr 22, 2009 12:50:28 GMT -5 @conz said:A Regular Army Christmas on the Plains...out of CPT Armes' diary, 10th U.S. Cavalry:
"December 24: I bought some pigs and presented them to my company, which they will have roasted tomorrow, as they expect to have one of the finest dinners at the post. My first sergeant invited me down to look at the tables today, and several of the officers and ladies of the post accompanied me there. They complimented me on having one of th efnest and best-arranged tables of any company that was ever known to have had a Christmas dinner at this post. A number of roast pigs with apples in their mouhts, roast chickens, trays full of doughtnuts, eggnogg, potato and lobster salad, spendid cake, chowchow, fruit, raisin pudding with brandy sauce, chocolate, tea, coffee, etc."
Now what, praytell, is "chowchow?"
Clair, you might wish to change the color of your quote as yellow is impossible to read.
For everyone's edification, I had a chance this past weekend to meet Doug McChristian While he was autographing two copies of his newest book about Fort Laramie, I took the opportunity to ask him what his new project was. He stated that he is going to do an updated book along the lines of Rickey's 40 Miles so we have that to look forward to. Unfortunately, I didn't ask him about a tentative completion date. I'll try to find out as I am supposed to forward him a copy of the PFH.
Also along that line, Jeff Broome is working on his newest dealing with the 1864 and 1865 Indian War along the Platte.