Sutlers

A sutler is a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field, in camp, or in quarters. Sutlers sold wares from the back of a wagon or a temporary tent, traveling with an army or to remote military outposts.

 

The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the possible suppliers of Civil War goods. However, these vendors are known for their solid research and for providing quality, authentic items of clothing and equipment at reasonable prices. Some can be found at almost every event, while others only deal directly with their customers.  Be very careful before you buy to ensure items are period correct, unit correct and in good working order. Talk to the unit leadership to make sure what you get meets authenticity standards.

 

Also, used high-quality items are often found for sale on the Civil War Reenactor Forum and the Authentic Campaigner Forum. Both sites require registration, but joining is free.

Hats and Forage Caps

  • Nick Sekela
    P.O. Box 28
    Butler, NJ 07405
    Phone: 973-557-6733
    www.njsekela.com
  • Greg Starbuck
    E-mail: cwkepi@earthlink.net

 

Uniform Coat (Frock)

 

Fatigue Blouse (sack coat)

 

Trousers

 

Shirts

 

Shoes

 

Drawers

 

Leather Items

 

Canteens and Tinware

 

Muskets and Bayonets

 

Springfield Rifle Musket, either the M1855 or M1861 model. Fall Creek  is one of the few vendors of the ArmiSport M1855 Springfield Rifle musket, which is the better of the two affordable models of the weapon the Regulars carried at First Bull Run.


Note: Don't purchase a bayonet unless you have your weapon with you to test the fit. This simple precaution may well save you hours of filing and grinding in your basement or garage!

 

Blankets

 

Haversacks

 

Shelter Tents

Miscellaneous Items

 

Eyeglasses:
Re-Enactment Eyewear
1738 East Third Street #346 
Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Forms, Order Books, Etc.: Sullivan Press
P.O. Box 407
3405 Main Street
Morgantown, PA 19543-0407

sullivanpress.com

 

 

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