Being from an "Ice Town" I always loved seeing Ice on the offical requests. When others have asked where did they get the Ice it lets me go into a 20 minute story on Ice Towns the Ice trade and Ice cartels.
As for the lighting it makes more sense to me that candles would have been used more often then laterns as the sticks and candles are easier to transport then laterns and oil. Having said that I break the rules since I find for safety tin laterns better then candles.
1st LT Brian Schwatka
Staff Asst Surgeon
Medical Staff Regiment USA(Reenacted)
Attached 3RD US Regular Infantry Co K(Reenacted)
Attached 17th Corp Field Hospital(Reenacted)