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During the Civil War sutlers provided food and other necessities so soldiers could augment their meager allowances. At a Civil War reenactment in the mountains in Southern California, where Camp Tyler, Texas, 1862 was recreated, a sutler sells canned fruits, lemonade and cigars. Instead of cash, soliders used stamps as payment. Wet plate photograph.