The 76th New York State Vols:A Civil War Re-enactment group.
Sutlers and Information
Here is a list of Sutlers that I have used and am pleased with. I have updated it by removing those sutlers who have questionable practices or who have mislead people getting into the hobby. Remember to check with a vetran BEFORE you purchase ANYTHING! Not all sutlers have your best interests in mind and they'll openly sell you crap both verbal and in materials) to line their pockets.
Murray, R.L. First on the Field: Cortland's 76th and Oswego's 147th New York State Volunteer Regiments at
Gettysburg - Benedum Books, 13205 Younglove Road, Wolcott NY 14590 - ISBN 0-9646261-7-9-
Civil War Firearms : Their Historical Background, Tactical Use and Modern
Collecting and Shooting
by Joseph G. Bilby
Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979
Northrop, John W. Chronicles From the Diary of a War Prisoner in Andersonville and Other Military Prisons of the
South in 1864. Wichita, KS: Wining, 1904.
Smith, Abram P. History of the Seventy-sixth Regiment New York Volunteers, What Indured and Accomplished,
Containing Descriptions of Its Twenty-five Battles, Its Marches, Its Camp and Bivouac Scenes.... Syracuse, NY:
Truair, Smith & Miles, l867(this book has apparently been reprinted twice, once in the 80's and more recently in the 90's it is supposedly available from Amazon.com, look under"History of the 76th New York Volunteers")
GO TO IT
John Kincaid's: Adventures in the Rifle Brigade GO TO IT
and Random Shots from a Rifleman GO TO IT
John Kincaid is the Napoleonic era British officer upon whom the "Sharpe" novels and films were
based. The Rifle Brigade in which he served was one of the most famous regiments in Wellington's
army. His books are not about the American Civil War but are a fascinating look at the period prior to it.
Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in the Army : The Civil War Letters of Samuel W. Fiske GO TO IT Letters written home to the Springfield Republivan by Sam Fiske under the pen name "Dunn Brown". A fascinating book!
Melting Pot Soldiers GO TO ITMelting Pot Soldiers is the story of the way immigrants responded to the drama of the Civil War.
When the war began in 1861, there were, in most states in the North, large populations of
immigrants (primarily from Western Europe) whose leaders were active in American politics at the
local, state, and national levels.
Diary of a Yankee Engineer : The Civil War Story of John H. Westervelt,
Engineer, 1st New York Volunteer Engineer Corps GO TO ITOn September 8, 1862, John H. Westervelt enlisted as a private into the 1st New York Volunteer
Engineer Corps. In April, he began a journal for his 13 year old son Frazee so that his child could
know of his experiences in the war.
Liberty, Virtue, and Progress : Northerners and Their War for the Union GO TO IT
John Ransom's Andersonville Diary/Life Inside the Civil War's Most
Infamous Prison GO TO IT
Wm. A. Frassanito's books are always interesting, I started reading them after my father told me that they went to Graduate School together in Cooperstown. His books are fascinating and accessible to anyone.
The Gettysburg Then and Now CompanionGO TO IT
Early Photography at Gettysburg GO TO IT
Gettysburg, Then & Now : Touring the Battlefield With Old Photos GO TO IT
Gettysburg: A Journey in Time ***** GOOD BOOK!GO TO IT
Antietam: A Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest DayGO TO IT
Touched by Fire : A National Historical Society Photographic Portrait of the
Civil War, in Association With Civil War Times GO TO IT
Carl Schurz : A Biography by Hans Louis Trefousse GO TO IT
Foxfire 6, edited by Eliot Wigginton. This Series of books is excellent for anyone interested in history. This one in particular has a chapter which will tell you how to make your own BROGANS!GO TO IT
The Care of Antiques and Historical Collections by Per E. Guldbeck, This is the book for anyone who has original and valuable artifacts and wants to preserve them forever. There are two editions, one by Per and one newer edition, My father worked with Per and I'm inclined to suggest you hunt for that original edition(The Care of Historical Collections; a Conservation Handbook for the
Nonspecialist ) but here is a link to the new version.GO TO IT
The Military Warehouse
"Our site features our products but not our prices, as we are wholesale only. If you are a retail customer please contact your favorite traders or sutlers for our products. If you cannot locate anyone to purchase our products from, please contact us; I'll be glad to point you toward someone who carries our products."
Jim Kindreds products are great
I have to reccomend him 110%!
STONY BROOK COMPANY
"Purveyors of Federal Army Trousers of the American Civil War."
Chris Sullivan has been great to the 76th please support him! His trowsers cost little more than your average sutler fare but are BY far more authentic. Chris is a gentleman and a pleasure to do business with, I can't recommend him enough! He also makes NYS buttons and NCO stripes. Buy all of your trowsers from him!
I once bought the Current Special, its a great price. You can't beat it for starting out. It fills a needed niche in the hobby and is a good way to get started fast. however it is NOT for those who want the best in authenticity.
DIXIE is a good source for everything you could imagine.
We sell defarbed reproduction 3-Band Enfield muskets.
"It is our goal to make our reproductions look as close to the originals as possible. We
start with an Armi-Sport because they are a more accurate reproduction than the