This list of Civil War reenactment sutlers is provided to help reenactors find all the Civil War reenactment supplies, uniforms, clothing (civilian & military), weapons & guns, and other equipment they will need. This is an effort to provide as thorough and comprehensive a list of suppliers as possible so that you, the reenactor, can shop and find everything you need at the best prices.
Today the term sutler is used to describe businesses that provide period uniforms and supplies to reenactors. These businesses will often themselves play the part of historical sutlers while selling their modern-day goods at reenactments.
WARNING: If you are new to reenacting, I strongly urge you to find and join a unit (see the Civil War Reenactment Units tab) before purchasing anything. Each unit may have a specific impression or period that they are doing at this time and they may even recommend a particular source for certain uniforms or equipment. Check with your unit 1st! Meanwhile, some units have limited “loaner” equipment for newbies, so just ask.
To the best of my knowledge, these are all reputable sutlers who have been doing business for years with thousands of satisfied reenactors. However, I make no endorsements and assume no liability for any orders or sutlers listed here, whatsoever! Any descriptions or recommendations given below may come from the sutlers themselves or from satisfied reenactors. We have all experienced orders that we were disappointed about and had to return. However, please report continuous, unresolved problems in order for me to decide whether to continue to list that sutler.
These resources are listed in three sections on this page and they do repeat some sutlers: Sutlers by Category, an Index of All Sutlers, Etc., and Authentic Reproductions.
It is my desire to make this a comprehensive, yet current, resource for every active sutler. If you know of one that is not listed or a link that needs to be updated, please contact me and give me the proper information.