Reviewed April 2017
A sutler was a civilian merchant who sold provisions to an army in the field, in camp, or in quarters. Sutlers sold wares from the back of a wagon or a temporary tent, traveling with an army or to remote military outposts.
Modern sutlers produce and sell clothes, uniforms and equipment used by reenactors. Some U.S. Civil War sutlers go to great length to ensure that their products are as authentic as possible, often sewing and crafting by hand and using the materials and techniques used in the 1860s.
Before you start buying equipment for this hobby look at our stuff page, and talk to someone knowledgeable about what you need and the best place to get it. Otherwise you may inadvertently spend a lot of cash on incorrect uniforms and low-quality gear.
The businesses listed here offer period-correct, high quality clothes and equipment. However, regardless of the quality, if it's not the right item it won't do you any good so make sure you know what you need before you spend.