Topic: Army Rations
Active Militia; Rations (1868)
The Canadian Volunteer's Hand Book for Field Service, Major T.C. Scoble, 37th Battalion (Haldimand Rifles), C.V.M., 1868
The daily ration of a volunteer should consist, as nearly as possible, of the following articles, viz.
- Bread, one pound and a half;
- Fresh meat, one pound;
- Butter, two ounces;
- Coffee, one-third of an ounce;
- Tea, one-sixth of an ounce;
- Sugar, two ounces;
- Rice, two ounces;
- Milk, half-a-pint;
- Potatoes, two pounds and a sufficiency of vegetables for soup.
The rations must be examined by the "orderly officer" every morning, who will report to the commanding officer if the same or any part thereof be not according to contract, and the commanding officer will forthwith appoint a board who will have power to condemn all or any part of them if found not according to contract, and a similar quantity in their stead will be purchased at the expense of the contractor; a proviso to this effect should be made in all the local contracts.