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U.S. Sanitary Commission Ration Bag

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Image of original pattern

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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  • 5
    Ration bag

    Posted by Mickey Holding on 31st Aug 2021

    This bag is very faithful to the original in its construction. I've bought several of these and highly recommend them to anyone wanting to improve their impressions either union or Confederate.

  • 4

    Posted by R. Bise on 13th Apr 2021

    Very nice and as described, can't wait to try it out during the season.

  • 5
    Great buy!

    Posted by Mike H on 23rd Feb 2021

    This is thing has definitely been a great addition to my haversack. These are made really well.

  • 5
    good buy

    Posted by CJS on 16th Dec 2020

    excellent product

  • 5
    Ration bag

    Posted by Jeffrey on 12th Oct 2020

    Haven't used yet but should be great for salt pork rations.

  • 5
    Great Product, Great Price.

    Posted by Derek Squires on 25th Oct 2019

    Nicely made ration bag.

  • 5
    Handy AND Practical!

    Posted by Captain David Sulin 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.

  • 5
    Great ration bag!

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Jun 2018

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

  • 5
    Perfect addition to the haversack

    Posted by Marc PAOLI on 30th Mar 2017

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

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