Tentage in the Civil War: Unusual Types

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Yes, I’m framilliar with the Zeltbahn, if I ever do get hold of a shelter half myself I might use some of the German manuals suggestions to see what one can do with only 1/2 of a shelter. I was wondering if anyone on the Union side just made a tent out of a tent fly, I gotta imagine pre-shelter half that would be a tempting extenporization. You can do some interesting things with shelter halves and it’s a shame more people don’t use their creativity with it... I’ve heard of baker tents being put together out of shelter 1/2s.
 

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These NY officers seem to have used their flys as tents, under an interesting brush structure that seems to act as a fly itself!

An interesting little square-ish pavilion seems to be shown in this other photo, I wonder what it was for? Looks like it may be intended to shelter equipment?

Both images come from Mr Brady’s book.

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