Re-enacting Umbrella Organizations.
New England Brigade Website for the brigade we belong to http://newenglandbrigade.org/
New England Civil War Events (Greater New England) http://mb1020.wixsite.com/necwe
United States Volunteers Website for the bridge we belong to: http://www.usvolunteers.org/usvmainpage.html
The Liberty Greys (6th Regiment, ANV), are an organization of Confederate reenactors based in the New England area. http://libertygreys.org/
The Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Co.A,Inc. is a Union Civil War living history and reenactment organization in the greater Connecticut area, active from Virginia to New England. http://www.8cv.org/
The 11th Connecticut A Union Civil War Living History and Re-enactor’s Group http://11thcvi.org/
Helpful Civil War Sites
The Authentic Campaigner: I recommend this site if consider yourself a[progressive/authentic/hardcore] campaigner, or if you want to improve your impression. http://authentic-campaigner.com/
The Civil War Reenactors Home Page” This page is dedicated to the brave souls, North and South, who fought in the war between the states. I hope that you will find some useful information here. Please check back often for updates. Comments are also welcome. http://www.cwreenactors.com/index.php
Fife & Drum
General Gateway site for Fife and Drum corps. Has an on-line store for buying items for fife and drum (music, instruments, etc.), Forums, Directory of Fife and Drum Corps, Links and News. http://www.fifeanddrum.army.mil/
Civil War Field Music / First Regiment USV : Field Music of the 1st Penna Reserve Volunteer Corps (30th P.V.I.) is under the leadership of Boy Scouts of American Venture Crew 1861 https://www.facebook.com/Civil-War-Field-Music-1st-PRVC-106482019389400/
The 2nd South Carolina String Band http://civilwarband.com/
Civil War Music Site:
From the loud field drum that kept everyone in step to the sentimental songs that soldiers sang in their free time, music played an extremely important part in the American Civil War. This site contains everything from fife tunes to song lyrics to photographs of Civil War bands that we have gathered. Whether you are a Civil War buff or a Civil War re-enactor, we hope that you can benefit from the research that we have done and the information that we have put on this site. http://www.civilwarmusic.net/
United States Civil War Center Louisiana State University Promoting the study of the Civil War from the perspectives of all professions, occupations, and academic disciplines. http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/
Connecticut Historical Society - Civil War Collection
The Connecticut Historical Society has an extensive collection of Civil War related material: private letters of soldiers and their families, stationary, edged weapons and firearms, costumes, and prints and lithographs. https://chs.org/
Connecticut History http://connecticuthistory.org/topics-page/civil-war/
Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield CT https://chs.org/venue/litchfield-historical-society/
The DRILL NET: http://www.drillnet.net/
Blockade Runner: www.blockaderunner.com, 931-389-9111.
Out of Tennessee, this sutler is in the same category as the above mentioned; decent quality, but not high-end. Large inventory, reasonable prices, quick shipping, pleasant to deal with and good communication. Sometimes items are out of stock, but nothing to complain about. They have some affordable tents, musket parts (they focus on Enfields). They were offering musket defarb service but that is suspended right now. Good shirts for the money. They seem to be running a good operation and should be checked out for ordinary items.
S&S Sutlery of Gettysburg: www.ss-sutler.com, 717-338-1990.
Campaigner quality items. Small inventory but what they have is high quality, although a little more pricey. Very nice to deal with, in stock items are shipped quickly. Probably the best quality Federal Issue blanket commonly available right now, although at $135 expensive. Made by Family Heirloom Weavers. Good for spare buttons, hardware, etc. They offer uniform items. I got an excellent overcoat from them. Custom orders mostly, but have some coats in stock. Good tinware as well.
Missouri Boot and Shoe Co.: , 417-451-6100.
Neosho, MO. Top of the line footwear. My brogans came from here and they're fabulous. More expensive at $200. Have to send in foot tracings and measurements. All custom made, so there will be a wait time of several weeks at least. They also make high end accoutrements, haversacks and knapsacks. Very pleasant to deal with, a good outfit.
Duvall Leatherworks: www.duvallleatherwork.com, 570-283-9297. Kingston, PA.
The best accoutrements available. All custom made to order, expensive as a complete set is over $400. Also has rifle slings and other leather items. Good communication and very professional. If not too busy items are competed quickly. Good outfit.
Wambaugh, White and Co.: www.wwandcompany.com, 517-303-3609. Charlotte, MI.
High end uniforms. Best sack coats and excellent trousers, shirts and drawers. All custom made. Expensive and there is usually a three month wait for garments, although they do have some items in stock; according to their website they have some shirts and sack coats right now. Communication isn't always prompt, they seem to be very busy.
NJ Sekela: www.njsekela.com, 973-557-6733.
Large inventory. Doesn't ship as quick. Not very nice to deal with. Very long wait times and not good communicator. Inquiries are responded to with vague, dismissive emails.I had to go to his tent at Chancellorsville to get the two shirts that I ordered. Supposedly the uniform work is outsourced to India now, but prices are still high. I'd say ok for in stock items, but be very careful about custom orders. Maybe the company's best days are behind it?
Lodgewood Mfg.: www.lodgewood.com, 262-473-5444. Wisconsin (I think).
Muskets, parts, defarb service. Got some small items from these guys. Nice to deal with and quick shipping.
Dirty Billy's Hats: www.dirtybillyshats.com, 717-334-3200. Gettysburg PA.
With the decline of Sekela, the best source for quality headgear. I got an excellent type II forage cap from him. Shipping is quick if the item is in stock. Custom orders will take some time. Pricey, the cap was $135.
Track of the Wolf: www.trackofthewolf.com, 763-633-2500. Elk River, MN.
Muzzleloading supplies and primitive camp gear. Excellent quality, fast shipping. Nice to deal with. Good site to keep an eye on if in the market for a used musket, as they have nice Enfields from time to time.
Stony Brook Company: www.stonybrookcompany.com, 315-343-1557, Oswego NY.
Makers of high end Federal enlisted foot trousers. Also they have an excellent consignment section on their website. If you're in the market for something, check this site first, you may get a great item and save some money!
Missouri Boot & Shoe Co.
Top quality, authentic, stands behind their products, repairs as well, high end pricing.
C & D Jarnagin Co.
Upper end sutler, quality is good, slow to deliver.
Lodgewood Mfg. Co.
Musket parts, defarbing, excellent work, large parts inventory, quick service, pleasure to do business with.
Dixie Gun Works
High inventory, quick delivery, authentic, average prices, easy to deal with. Good reports.
Authenticity has lowered, low inventory, low quality, slow to deliver, cranky attitude.
Above average authenticity & quality, good prices, quick delivery, above average inventory, nice people.
Todd Watts (Blockade Runner) De-farbing Excellent work, authentic, good price, highly recommended, one of the best for Springfield & Enfield.
Quartermaster Shop (through Fall Creek)
Many complaints of ill fitting orders, won't stand behind their work, poor attitude, expensive, Slow to deliver.
Low inventory, average quality, above average authenticity, good price, pleasure doing business with, nice people.