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Civil War

Food Prices - Tupelo, Mississippi

June 11, 1862

Spring chickens..................80 cents - $1.00

Tough hens.............................$1.00 -$1.25

Old roosters............................$1.00 - $1.25

Turkey...................................$1.50 - $2.00

Old ganders............................$1.50 -$2.00

Veggies..................................50 cents - for peeping over the fence into the garden!

Source

Diary of a Confederate Soldier, John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade, ed. William C. Davis




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