Welcome to our website, S & S Sutler of Gettysburg. My name is Tim Sheads. My wife, Debbie, and I operate a family-owned business, along with the help and support of our two daughters, Timalea and Laura. We are here to offer quality products and services with pride and integrity.

My family's dedication to the rich history of the Civil War era dates back to childhood. As a child, I was inspired by my father, Col. Jacob M. Sheads, the family patriarch, who taught history in the Gettysburg area and was a legend in his own time for his in-depth knowledge and deep-seated interest in the Civil War era, a rich and important era in our nation's history. My father's legend lives on as my wife and our children and I remain actively involved and committed to preserving the history of Gettysburg and the Civil War.

My own participation as a re-enactor began when I was four. My mother presented me with my first uniform and I have been hooked ever since. My wife and I were married in a Civil War wedding at the Christ Lutheran Church in Gettysburg on June 2, 1974.

I have been a member of the 5th New York Duryea Zouaves for over thirty years and have served the ranks from private to First Sergeant as well as the unit quartermaster for many years. It is often difficult to find the necessary equipment meant to complete the specialty uniform. My wife and I started to make specialized zouave uniform and parts and equipment and attended our first reenactment on sutler's row in 1996 in a wall tent and fly.

Over the years, thanks to the support of friends and the extended family of re-enactors, we have created a large inventory and have received an outpouring of respect and thanks from our customers. Our goal is to supply living historians, re-enactors and ladies with the most authentic garments and equipment at the best prices. We strive to use originals from our collection, private collections, museums, or documentations on our products. In the event that we do not carry what you are looking for, we will direct you to the right sources to help you complete your ensemble and make the correct impression.

My wife and I retired in June 2004 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are service-oriented and will get back to you at our earliest convenience. We wish to thank everyone for helping us to own and operate a successful small business since 1996 and look forward to serving you in the future.

This web site is dedicated to my parents, the Col. Jacob M. and Marie Rosensteel Sheads, Debbie's grandfather who helped to build the Gettysburg Battlefield roads, Joseph Carver and all my relatives who fought in the Civil War, both North & South.

Union Army
William E. Culp 87th PA Vol., Co. F Elias J. Sheads 87th PA Vol., Co. F
David G. Myers 87th PA Vol., Co. F Issac I. Sheads 87th PA Vol., Co. F
David M. Sheads 87th PA Vol., Co. F John Sheads 87th PA Vol., Co. F
Francis Rosensteel 165th PA Vol., Co. G J. James Sheads 21st PA Cav
Robert E. Sheads 1st PA Reserves, Co. K Peter Sheads 209th PA Vol.
Robert Myers Ringgold Cavalry George Myers 21st cavalry
William Sheads, 87th PA Vol. Inf.

Confederate Army
John Wesley Culp 2nd VA Inf. George Sheads 6th VA Cav. Robert Sheads 6th VA Cav.

 

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