1ST TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER CALVERY

1ST TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER CALVARY


"Dog" Tents

From Page 73 of the Carter book:

Dog Tent illustration by Erik Weems

The large tents that had protected us so well during the winter from cold and rain were exchanged for shelter- tents [aka] "dog-tents," the boys called them. Everything was put in trim for an active campaign and a grand forward movement.

In active campaigning, the soldier carries his small tent (dog) and he and the comrade who is his "partner" put the two pieces together, which makes a comfortable protection from the weather.

His haversack contains his rations, while from his belt or saddle clatters a small coffee pot or pail, and in less than a half-hour after a halt the veteran knows how to prepare a wholesome meal of bacon, coffee and crackers, familiarly known as "hard-tack."

This new-fangled tent was very appropriately named by the boys, and was little better than no tent.


History Of The First Regiment Of Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry In The Great War Of The Rebellion (1902) William R. Carter (Author) - Amazon

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