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U.S. Sanitary Commission Ration Bag


Product Description

The U.S. Sanitary Commission Bulletin in 1864 had a pattern for a soldier's ration bag.  Those bags were to be made from painted cloth with a cotton top and drawstring closure.  The pattern also called for the bags to be 8 inches tall.  We have reproduced these bags and have found they are great for holding rations or any other small items that you might need to put in your knapsack/haversack.  The bags are made from painted cloth on the outside only, the inside is the unpainted side of the cloth. 

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  1. Great Product, Great Price. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Oct 2019

    Nicely made ration bag.

  2. Handy AND Practical! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2018

    The size and construction methods make this ration bag a very handy period correct item. The size is great. For those out there who carry authentic "victuals" like salt pork chunks or other greasy meats in your haversack along with your extra socks - you will love this bag. I may have to get another one in my next order from SUM.

  3. Great ration bag! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jun 2018

    This an awesome ration bag. It's useful for all sorts of things in the field!

  4. Perfect addition to the haversack 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2017

    very well made bag with XIX century specifications,
    keep food dry and avoid the grease on your haversack.

  5. Ration bag 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jan 2017

    Great place to store meat rations at events without getting everything else greasy. Good construction and seems to be durable as well.

  6. Ration Bag 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2016

    Received my ration bag today. Great work as per usual! Thanks guys! Keep it up!

  7. G.H. Bent Hardtack fits perfectly jerky doesn't seem to leak through. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2016

    A well constructed bag, could use a little more hand sewn seams in my opinion; I don't know if that last statement is period correct. Furthermore, jerky doesn't seem to leak through and G.H. Bent Hardtack fits well; now one can purchase one of Nick Sekela's writing kits and not have to worry about getting food all over it! This is my second purchase from this seller and their customer service and product line are excellent. Thank you South Union Mills

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