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Bakery

Fort Warren-Georges Island

 

—Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area —

 
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By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
1. Bakery Marker
Inscription. The rank and financial status of Ft. Warren residents determined the quality of meal they ate. Rations for Union soldiers consisted of fresh beef with potatoes three times a week, salt beef, pork or ham three times a week, and baked beans on Sunday. Confederate soldier prisoners ate the same rations, but cooked their meals in large pots outside their rooms instead of eating in the mess halls. Southern political prisoners and officers who could afford it made outside arrangements with Boston caterers. The “North Carolina Mess,” composed of prisoners for Cape Hatteras, purchased extras such as cheese and crackers, sausages and cakes for 16 cents a day..

Inscription below the photo) Union Army cooks preparing Thanksgiving dinner
 
Erected by Boston Islands State Historic Park.
 
Location. 42° 19.236′ N, 70° 55.62′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Georges Island. Click for map. Marker is only accessible by boat. Marker is in this post office area: Hull MA 02045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Political Prisoners (a few steps from this marker); Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker);
Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
2. Bakery Marker
Bastion C (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mess (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Dark Arch" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away); Fort Warren (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
3. Bakery Marker
Welcome to Fort Warren-It was built more than 150 years ago-a fort on an island, a key to the coastal defense of a new nation. It was transformed into a prison during the Civil War, housing hundreds of Confederates within its granite walls, ordinary soldiers and high level politicians alike. It served our nation for more than 85 year as a vigilant sentinel in the harbor. It made over into a park is an extraordinary island setting. Welcome to Fort Warren, on Georges Island. Welcome to the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2010
4. Bakery Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 264 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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