SOURCE: National Archives - Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes
Photograph of Sutlers Row in Chattanooga, Tennessee. These businesses are located on Chestnut Street between 8th and 9th streets. Some of the businesses shown are: Scott, Keen, & Company; M. C. Graham, boots, shoes, hats and caps; and Dunlap &Bowdre, supply store; Etowah Restaurant and saloon and St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the far right.
A person who accompanies troops in the field or in garrison and sells food, drink, and supplies. The articles of war prescribed that persons permitted to sutler shall supply the soldiers with good and
wholesome provisions or other articles at a reasonable price.
A sutler was considered a civilian by the government and officers were forbidden under penalty of court martial to involve themselves in the affairs of a sutler.
Sutler Newspaper Ad
The Nashville Daily Union,
March 11, 1864
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