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Shelter Tent Half
Shelter Tent Half

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Our Price: $49.50

Product Code: TENT-011

Shelter Tent Half

Made of heavy 12oz canvas featuring a double sewn center seam and reinforcements top and bottom. Twenty three button holes and buttons per half. Button holes are machine done and these tents use 4 hole pewter 5/8 inch buttons. Canvas is single fill duck, untreated. This style has become more popular due to its' larger size. The dimensions are approximately 64" X 64". The width of the canvas can vary a couple of inches as it comes from the loom. For standard set-up, three stakes are required per half. Each soldier carried a shelter half and when he bunked down with his pard for the night, the two halves were buttoned together to make one tent. Price is for 1 (one) half.

Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News (July 5, 1862) showing Camp Life before Richmond, Virginia at the Battle at Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) during the American Civil War.
"Camp Life before Richmond, Virginia" - Sketched by Special Artist, A. Lumley, NY Illustrated News, July 5, 1862 (page 137).

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