Historic presentation focuses on Civil War vittles

Mansfield State Historic Site hosting event

  The public is invited to come and see how soldiers and officers of the American Civil War perfected cooking and eating while on the march and in camp during an informative presentation being hosted at Louisiana's Mansfield State Historic Site.

The indoor program will held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Guests will learn about hardtack "crackers," the origins of canned goods, making "coffee without coffee" and other campfire "delicacies."

At the program's conclusion, small cups of chicory coffee will be available for guests to sample.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free.]

For more information call (318) 872.1474 locally or 888.677.6267 toll free, or visit www.LaStateParks.com.