Having read a ton of diaries, journals, memoirs,etc. you see "Blue Beef" mentioned quite often.
Blue Beef is simply beef that has been killed and boutchered in camp and by the time it was distributed to the men, was showing the first signs of decomposition which gave it a shiny blue cast.
Also, soldiers were often issued 2 inch cubes of uncooked bacon when going on a march. They could build a small fire, put the bacon on the end of their bayonet, and with some hardtack, have a very quick meal.
They also, quite often, ate the bacon raw while on the move!
The most visable part of a persons education is their parents example !
Christianity is made far too complicated by far too many denominations.
It's truly a simple concept.
Dont take my word for it---Read the Book of Romans!