Welcome to Civil War Sutler
About Us at the Civil War Sutler
Good day to you folks I would like to start by introducing ourselves.
As the Civil War Sutler Run by Lisa & Geoff we have been re-enacting for well over twenty years, we live in deepest darkest Dorset in the U.K not far from Corfe Castle. Lisa started out re-enacting as a Vivandiere who were a daughter or wife of an officer in a regiment during the American civil war, back in the 90s, Geoff worked his way through the ranks in the infantry and eventually voted in as a lieutenant in the 28th Massachusetts, we have also spent time in the States as part of an artillery crew using 10 and 12 pounder cannons, as well as being involved as extras in film work in our time.
As living historians, we always had trouble in obtaining some of the equipment and the quirky items of stuff that makes a camp, so unless you travelled to the Americas and went to the sutlers it was going to be unobtainable especially in the early days before the internet really took off.
Lisa had started out by selling a few handmade shirts and sewing buttons on etc for soldiers as a Vivandiere did back in the day outside the A- frame tent in the street and later a large shelter half.
Around 2005 the Civil War Sutler was born and in 2012 we become Registered Firearms Dealers for section 1 &2, then we grew into what we are today, having made lots of contacts with historical collectors and museums in the states using originals to copy from making different uniforms and equipment, eventually suppling stage and film work like the C.W film Cooper Head, the BBC Little Women, Professor and the Madman as well as suppling Ardman studios and Indigo films in the U.S.S Constellation fight for freedom and many other productions I cannot think of. Disney is among one of the suppliers we can now add to the ever increasing list.
For the most part this has been an exciting journey for us making friends and acquaintances all over the world, and as living historians we like to look beyond the gear as this comprises your impression and its good to have a knowledge how the equipment evolved and why.
Update 14 November 2023
After a mixed season of events, we are just catching up with getting the website stock numbers up to date with just a few more items to go through, we have a pallet of Frontier Classics just about to arrive and will update the website when we get these unpacked, and orders received will go out for Frontier Classics also.
Look out for an offer this weekend for those that would usually see us at the reenactors fair this weekend as ARM and TORM is both taking place up north. We will be sending out a Newsletter with details later this week.
Frontier Classics Ranger Shirt Blue StripePrice:
Frontier Classics Saddle Pants – Tan-BlackPrice: £45.00 Read More
Hagner NO 2 Cavalry Cartridge BoxPrice: £30.00 Read More
Ladies Walking Skirt – CL35Price:
M1872 Forage CapPrice: £35.00 Read More
M1872 Hoffman Swivel HolsterPrice: £25.00 Read More
M1874 Black Haversack Clothing Bag Type 2Price: £35.00 Read More
M1881 Half Flap Holster for the Anson Mills BeltPrice: £25.00 Read More
Slim Jim Holster Rig Set 36-42 inchesPrice: £60.00 Read More
Wooden Chess Set folding Knapsack StufferPrice: £11.00 Read More
CutleryPrice: £15.00 Read More
Black Western BracesPrice: