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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2013, 07:06:16 pm »
I could be mistaken, but wasn't the Hardy hat designed to have one side held up by a badge?

Some were issued with the brass and stuff and some were issued separately. Some soldiers preferred to wear the brass and stuff. Some did not.
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Some of these guys appear to have both sides down(7th Wisconsin)


I want to know why this guy had a revolver  lol
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more examples(a lot of these guys have modified their hats to look different.)
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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2013, 08:33:21 pm »
For Ex. He use some wild alaskan spider silk to make suspenders XD Based in USA as well

He uses the silk from the rare Albino Tibetan Moose Spider coated in Alaskan Parakeet milk. It's extremely hard to extract the silk from the antlers but it's worth it because it makes the strongest suspenders in the world. :P

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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2013, 08:35:52 pm »
For Ex. He use some wild alaskan spider silk to make suspenders XD Based in USA as well

He uses the silk from the rare Albino Tibetan Moose Spider coated in Alaskan Parakeet milk. It's extremely hard to extract the silk from the antlers but it's worth it because it makes the strongest suspenders in the world. :P
 

You don't say? I have heard those antlers are also used in Soviet Union Nuclear Warhead.

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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2013, 08:37:54 pm »
For Ex. He use some wild alaskan spider silk to make suspenders XD Based in USA as well

He uses the silk from the rare Albino Tibetan Moose Spider coated in Alaskan Parakeet milk. It's extremely hard to extract the silk from the antlers but it's worth it because it makes the strongest suspenders in the world. :P
 

You don't say? I have heard those antlers are also used in Soviet Union Nuclear Warhead.

The only known photograph of a Tibetan Moose Spider

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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2013, 08:39:59 pm »
For Ex. He use some wild alaskan spider silk to make suspenders XD Based in USA as well

He uses the silk from the rare Albino Tibetan Moose Spider coated in Alaskan Parakeet milk. It's extremely hard to extract the silk from the antlers but it's worth it because it makes the strongest suspenders in the world. :P
 

You don't say? I have heard those antlers are also used in Soviet Union Nuclear Warhead.

The only known photograph of a Tibetan Moose Spider

 


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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2013, 10:09:55 pm »
It could be they kept the brass plate for guard dress. Keeping it nicely shining.

The pistol was simply brought from home, which many soldiers did. Especially at the start of the war.

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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2013, 10:36:00 pm »
It could be they kept the brass plate for guard dress. Keeping it nicely shining.

The pistol was simply brought from home, which many soldiers did. Especially at the start of the war.
   

Brass plate? Anyway, that is possible for some soldier but bear in mind. Non regulated Army regiments have to pay for these brass. They weren't issued freely like the Army does. I have heard some commanders bought some bunch for his regiment but still, Volunteer regiments was like 80% of the Union Army and they had to pay for the brass. So they probably would rather spend their money on something useful.

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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2013, 10:39:24 pm »
Napoleonic soldiers were 'issued' nothing, they were just forced to pay for them.  ::)

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« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2013, 10:44:42 pm »
Napoleonic soldiers were 'issued' nothing, they were just forced to pay for them.  ::)


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« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2013, 10:48:45 pm »
Here's a list which shows all expensive everything was. It's in Dutch, because it was for Dutch soldiers in 1814-15.

I'm still trying to find out what this was in todays money.



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« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2013, 10:51:19 pm »
Interesting information you got. I recognize some german terms.

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« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2013, 10:57:32 pm »
To give an idea on how expensive these things were:

An infantry coat was 10 Guldens and 10 stuivers - A regular soldier earned 91 Gulden and 5 stuives a year.

They often sent letters back home to ask for money. Especially when the army was camped somewhere for a long time, things got really expensive.
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« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2013, 11:50:18 pm »
Good Quality Sutler

http://www.myrtle-avenue.com/index.htm

Limited choice but heard alot of good review of the product quality.

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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2013, 11:58:44 pm »
Napoleonic soldiers were 'issued' nothing, they were just forced to pay for them.  ::)

wow.. i never new that. I asume it was taken out of there paycheck, and then some more by there own money.
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Re: Sutlers
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2013, 06:55:17 am »
British troops where issued some items without the need to pay,

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shirt wasitcoat breeches canteen haversack cap
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