Federal Shelter Half Type IIIa
A type IIIa shelter half that survived the times was issued mid to late war and was completely machined
sewned with the exceptions of the button holes and grommets. Each half is about 66.5" long and 63"
wide. This size is what the Federal Quartermaster demanded. Each complete tent sells for $150 and
comes with manila rope for the grommets and guide rope. Buttons with bone buttons. . I used 1"
button reenforcements per the originals An 8 oz high quality close weave cotton duck or drill was
used. Ends for shelter tents were not made until 1892. Soldiers used blankets, poncho's or whatever
was available to cover the ends. Include $10 for shipping.
4573 Old Church Road
Lancaster, SC 29720 email@example.com
The Federal Painted Oil Cloth is made
from the September 13, 1862 Federal
Quartermaster Order. A copy of that
order is included with each order.
Richmond Depot Haversack made
from the one at the Museum of hte