Well thanks for the kind words. I probably waited too long for "Wearing the Gray" to happen and this research material was "ready to publish" for quite a while. The thing about the CS sutler essay is that this oft-repeated nonsense about them "being a thing unknown in the ANV" always bugged me. Period accounts are brimming about encounters with Confederate sutlers some of whom seemed to be fairly well stocked with goods even in late 1864...And in the AoT, the story about "Pies" the sutler and his mule (from Campfires of the Confederacy) still brings a smile to your face. Hopefully, this at least puts that myth about there being no sutlers goods available for the CS rank and file to rest. It was fun to research and write about Confederate material culture before we all get too old to care.
Originally Posted by Ross L. Lamoreaux
And it provides some light reading while C&S Digest gets the software issues squared away and the next issue is up on line.
Last edited by Craig L Barry; 03-21-2013 at 07:10 PM.
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