Sutler Camp
Bealeton, Va. Sutler’s tent at Army of the Potomac headquarters, courtesy Library of Congress

Comforts of home brought to the front lines of the Civil War. Sutler’s contracted their business to sell wares to troops(1).

1. Edward G. Longacre, A Regiment of Slaves: The 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866 (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003), 40.