Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

 


Sutler List updated October 22, 2012

Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry is dedicated to portraying the common Union Infantry Soldier during the Civil War Period 1861-1865. Members of Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry are committed toward developing the most historically accurate impression possible of a Civil War Soldier.  Reproduction equipment utilizing the correct materials and construction techniques must be used in all items. From time to time, members of Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry may be required to improve their impressions, as new historical documentation surfaces. 

Buying early-war reproduction equipment should be the goal.  And buying cheaper goods should be carefully evaluated.  The gear won't last, look good or feel right especially on long marches.  Better to try and acquire higher-end goods - you won't be sorry.  Listen to the voices of experience.

Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry


First Year 

 

Sack Coat

Sky Blue Trousers* 
Gallowses, braces or suspenders*

Canton Flannel Drawers*

Issue shirt white domat flannel*

Civilian shirt*
Double pegged or sewn shoes with heel plates*

Canteen - smooth side with hemp string*
Wool Socks - two pairs*
Forage Cap*
Knife, Fork and Spoon*

Forage Cap*
Tin Plate*
Tin Cup*
                           

Waist Belt with leather keeper preferred

Cartridge Box Sling

Belt Plate - Thin edge - "puppy paw" preferred

Box Plate - Thin edge

Breast Plate

Black Haversack with cotton drill liner

Gum Blanket - small grommets

Cartridge Box - sewn fastening tab

Wool Blanket

Cap Box - shield front preferred

Musket - 1861 Springfield

Musket Sling

Bayonet - Original or Italian are best looking and durable

Bayonet Scabbard - two rivet

 

Second Year

Frock Coat

Knapsack Shelter Half with bone buttons preferred
Overcoat with woolen or baize lining

                     
                   

* Your personal items should be the first items acquired. Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Quartermaster may make arrangements for loaner equipment. In certain circumstances an additional 6 months may be granted for the required equipment. You want to avoid synthetic materials and machine-sewn buttonholes and top stitching though both were available during the period - but more the exception than the rule.  Assembling your kit will take patience, knowledge and money. 

 

Final notes.  The Sutlers appearing below are essentially cottage industries and therefore may be "here today," but "gone tomorrow,"  without warning and quality may vary from time to time.  Purchase your goods with credit cards and try not to send money too far in advance of receiving an order.  We have fairly and objectively evaluated the Sutlers to the best of our ability considering your best interest, "turn around time," quality, reproduction accuracy and affordability.  Check this page often for revisions to the sutler "roster."

 

"The following authenticity committee members of Company F can assist you with recommendations for listed sutlers, questions on authenticity and best value for your money:
SGT. Chris Purrone                                                First Lt. Paul Martinello
purrone@sbcglobal.net                                                       martinpjm@cox.net

Shoes or "Bootees" or "Brogans"

 

 

Missouri Boot & Shoe Co.
951 Burr Crossing Rd.
Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-6100
www.missouribootandshoe.com

 

Robert Land
http://www.robertlandhistoricshoes.com/servlet/StoreFront

Retail Outlet:

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

 

 

 

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Socks

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Wambaugh, White & Company
P.O. Box 445
Charlotte, Michigan 48813
(517) 303-3609
www.wwandcompany.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Forage  Caps Type 1 or Type 2

Superior Cap Company
Mike Stiles
P.O. Box 1013
Trumansburg, N.Y. 14886
(607) 534-4452

Lynn Bull
809 North Spence Avenue
Goldsboro, N.C. 27534
(919) 778-7032
e-mail: lynnbull@wcps.org

Dirty Billy
20 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-3200
www.dirtybillyshats.com

Slouch Hats

Dirty Billy
20 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-3200
www.dirtybillyshats.com

Clearwater Hat Company
1007 Clearwater Road
Timbo, Arkansas 72680
(870) 746-4324
(870) 612-0077
www.clearwaterhats.com

Not to be worn during dress parades or drill.


Can be worn on the Company Street or at
large reenactments.


 

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Shirts

Non-dress civilian or military shirts are acceptable

Wambaugh, White & Company
P.O. Box 445
Charlotte, Michigan 48813
(517) 303-3609
www.wwandcompany.com

Michael Dec (Army Drawers)
1219 Elkview Drive
Clifford Township, PA 18421
armydrawers.echoes.net

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Under Drawers

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Wambaugh, White & Company
P.O. Box 445
Charlotte, Michigan 48813
(517) 303-3609
www.wwandcompany.com

Michael Dec (Army Drawers)
1219 Elkview Drive
Clifford Township, PA 18421
armydrawers.echoes.net

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Sack Coat

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Dick Waters
146 East Main Street
Howard, PA. 16841
(814) 625-2737

 

Wambaugh, White & Company
P.O. Box 445
Charlotte, Michigan 48813
(517) 303-3609
www.wwandcompany.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Suspenders, Galluses, or Braces

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Leathers

Cartridge Box, Cartridge Box Sling, Breast Plate,
Cap Box, Two-Rivet Scabbard, Waist Belt

 

Duvall Leatherwork & Repair
116 W. Walnut Street
Kingston, PA. 18704
(570) 283-9287
www.duvallleatherwork.com

 

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Missouri Boot & Shoe Co.
951 Burr Crossing Rd.
Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-6100
www.missouribootandshoe.com

Trousers

Stony Brook Company
Chris Sullivan
169 West Fifth Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2505
www.stonybrookcompany.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Canteen

 

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Tinware

 

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Village Tinsmith
P.O. Box 539
Hamptonville, NC. 27020
www.csa-dixie.com/villagetinsmith

Otter Creek Tinware
26 Carver Street
Brandon, VT. 05733
email:
tinman@ottertin.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Utensils

Knife, fork and spoon - separately
or the combo tool, but later is over
represented in the hobby.

C&D Jarnigan
P.O. Box 1860
Corinth, MS 38835-1860
(601) 287-4977
www.jarnaginco.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Bayonet

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Try to purchase at the same time as your musket

Musket Sling

Duvall Leatherwork & Repair
116 W. Walnut Street
Kingston, PA. 18704
(570) 283-9287
www.duvallleatherwork.com

Missouri Boot & Shoe Co.
951 Burr Crossing Rd.
Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-6100
www.missouribootandshoe.com

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Musket

Contact a committee member prior to purchase.
 
If you are interested in what was recommended by the Federal army in respect to the care of your rifled musket, you may purchase the Sullivan Press reprint:

Rules for the Management and Cleaning of the Rifle Musket 1861 originally printed in 1862.

John Zimmerman
1195 Washington Street
Harper’s Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-2558
harpersferrycivilwarguns.com/services

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Blanket

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Rubber Blanket

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Knapsack

See Authenticity Officer before purchasing.

Missouri Boot & Shoe Co.
951 Burr Crossing Rd.
Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-6100
www.missouribootandshoe.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Haversack

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

Missouri Boot & Shoe Co.
951 Burr Crossing Rd.
Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-6100
www.missouribootandshoe.com

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Shelter Half

S & S Sutlers
331 Buford Avenue
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
(717) 338-1990
www.ss-sutler.com

                      

Late war, two-piece, with bone buttons is preferable. 

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Great Coat

Lynn Bull
809 North Spence Avenue
Goldsboro, N.C. 27534
(919) 778-7032
e-mail: lynnbull@wcps.org

Dick Waters
146 East Main Street
Howard, PA. 16841
(814) 625-2737

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

 

 

Dick Waters
146 East Main Street
Howard, PA. 16841
(814) 625-2737

Lynn Bull
809 North Spence Avenue
Goldsboro, N.C. 27534
(919) 778-7032
e-mail: lynnbull@wcps.org

Regimental Quartermaster
230 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(800) 929-1863
www.regtqm.com

Frock Coat