8 thoughts on “American Artifacts: Rare Civil War Tents at Shiloh National Military Park

  • June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    So glad the traitor Sibley didn't make a dime on his tent patemt. Hoping he died penniless

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    I luv the way he stands there looking at this tent in a vault and says, "This one is in the possession of the American people" I say OH Horse shit!"

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    only 2 that we know of ! im sure there are many more down south laying around

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    Enjoyed the history of these tents, I've camped in replicas of both of these. LIKED the video. See you on the field, at the range, or around the camp fire pards — 1st Minnesota sharpshooters channel with Civil War reenactor live fire, hard marching, and rustic adventures … enlist today.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    I've recently been reading "Hardtack and Coffee" (1881 veteran memoir about Union camp life), and it pointed out that Sibley tents only had a short life. They were so heavy to transport and difficult to set up, so they stopped being used when everybody had to move around a lot later in the war.
    I came here to Youtube because I was hoping to see a semi-permanent winter camp setup. When armies went into extended camps they would build walls, stone chimneys, doors …..etc, in a way that we usually associate with prospector's tents. I was hoping to see some pictures of these setups.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    Canvas tents will last forever with correct care. I have a US Army GP Small and use it for family camping. We have camped in hard snow storms, driving summer rain storms with no problems. We use cots and have never been wet ever.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    Sorry, I couldn't stop staring at that beautiful girl behind you. What were you saying about the Civil War?

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