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sutler

a civilian provisioner for army troops; a victualer


Sightings:

Where else could you buy a housewife with your canned milk?

Sardines and tobacco, pineapples and conversation
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Cheating the Indians
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A new baby at Camp Apache
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Keeping accounts for the POWs -- or starving them

A little lager for the boys, or cider to keep them limber and joyful

"Mountain prices" at Fort Laramie
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Prussian boy makes good on the New Mexico frontier

Better than meager rations

A 19th century PX
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