Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tents (or other shelters):

1. Two-man: each man carried one-half of the shelter, one pole, and some lines. When reaching camp, two would pair off and build the shelter.

2. Sibley: conical tent with an opening at the top so that a stove pipe could be accommodated. Sleeps 6-8.

3. There was also a large, rectangular tent that slept 8, or one Commanding Officer.

4. For winter encampment, a wood floor and short walls would serve as a foundation for the rectangular tent. A stove would be placed in the middle of the floor for heating.

5. If the winter encampment was in a heavily wooded area, log cabins would be built. High ranking officers (colonels and generals) could requisition a farm house for quarters.

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