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Scene in Front of the Sutler's Tent in Western Virginia

Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News showing men standing at the rail in front of the sutler's tent.

Caption: Scene in Front of the Sutler's Tent in Western Virginia. Sketched by Frank Beard. See page 250 [for related story].

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, August 19, 1861, page 245.

Sutlers were civilian merchants who set up wagons or tents near army posts and encampments in order to sell provisions to the soldiers.

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