Basement of Capitol in Use As a Military Bakery

Title

Basement of Capitol in Use As a Military Bakery

Description

The National Mall and nearby neighborhoods supported the lives of Union troops stationed in the city during the Civil War. This woodcut shows the bakery which was located in the basement of the US Capitol, and was capable of producing 58,000 loaves of bread a month for consumption by the Union Army.

Source

Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the Civil War. View original.

Date

1895

Coverage

Description

The National Mall and nearby neighborhoods supported the lives of Union troops stationed in the city during the Civil War. This woodcut shows the bakery which was located in the basement of the US Capitol, and was capable of producing 58,000 loaves of bread a month for consumption by the Union Army.

Date

1895

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

Frank Leslie's Illustrated History of the Civil War. View original.