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Hi all,

Is anybody can say to me if wall tent is correct for the second part of 18 century.
My reneactment charactere is civilian milice during independance war.

I have one tent A but it's too smal for me

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Jimmy wrote:
Hi all,

Is anybody can say to me if wall tent is correct for the second part of 18 century.
My reneactment charactere is civilian milice during independance war.

I have one tent A but it's too smal for me

Thank you.


I don't think that militia used tents, only tarpaulins or oilcloth. I guess if they were a part of a military train of wagons, then it is possible that they may have had tents. Certainly a tent is too heavy & bulky to be carried on foot.
Here are some links to articles on my blog Jimmy, they may be of some help.
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http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/militia-supplies.html

http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/by-john-buxton.html

This one quotes the use of a tarpaulin Jimmy: AUGMENTATION FOR EVERY SOLDIER AND MILITIAMAN: 1/2 pound (livre) of gunpowder; 1 pound (livre) of balls; 1 pound (livre) of tobacco; 1 axe for 2 men; 1 tarpaulin and 1 kettle for every 4 men.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/french-militia-supplies-bourlamaque.html

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The general question would be: it is the wall tent is a correct model for the second part of the 18th century. This model is used in the army but is it reused and used in civilian https://secondvirginia.files.wordpress. ... .jpg?w=660


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The general question would be: it is the wall tent is a correct model for the second part of the 18th century. This model is used in the army but is it reused and used in civilian https://secondvirginia.files.wordpress. ... .jpg?w=660


Civilians may have used discarded military wedge tents but I have no primary documentation on this. Tents were used by civilians, but existing images show that these were wedge tents made by draping canvas, tarpaulins or oilcloth over a frame with no ends to the tent.
[img]https://s5.postimg.org/a9pn8r16v/18thcentury_life__Hob_Selling_Beer_at_the_Wake_–.jpg[/img]
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