During the Civil War, sutlers followed the armies
(mostly Union) wherever they went, and, when the armies went into
camp, they set up right alongside them. Sutler's offered all the
goods and creature comforts that the soldiers were used to having
in their civilian lives. Goods offered by the sutlers ranged from
clothing to whiskey to tobacco and everything in between. Listed
below are some of the sutlers that work with the ACWS.
Located in Wilmington, California, Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining original wooden building of the 22 structures built as a military post during the Civil War in the Los Angeles area. Drum Barracks, named after Lt. Col. Richard Coulter Drum, Adjutant General of the Department of the Pacific in San Francisco, served as the Union Army headquarters for Southern California and the Arizona Territory from 1861-1871.
Please click here for more information on the Drum Barracks.