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Shelter Halves

 
  List of Federal Issue Shelter halves

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Shelter Halves

There were several types of shelter halves issued during the war.  These are divided into "types" of shelter halves. 

 
    - Type IIa: Made from cotton drill.  This shelter half has 3 vertical Panels, and is machine sewn with exceptions to the button holes and grommets. 4 corner reinforcements of cotton drill, with hemp rope loops.  Complete with 23 bone buttons.  $95 paid Postage (original ID'd to a member of the 3rd NH)
 
    - Type IIb: Made from Cotton Drill.  This shelter half has the horizontal panels, with the lower panel being pieced into 2 pieces.  This shelter half is completely handsewn and was a product of the Cincinnati Depot.4 corner reinforcements of cotton drill, with hemp rope loops.  Complete with 23 bone buttons. Issued Mid 63'  - Mid 64' $150 Paid Postage. (Original ID'd to a member of the 20th Conn.)
 
    - Type IIIa: Made from Blue Line cotton Duck.  This shelter half has 2 vertical panels, and is machine sewn with exceptions to the button holes and grommet holes. 4 Corner reinforcements made from Linen with hemp rope loops.  complete with 23 Bone buttons. Issued late 63'- Mid 64'. $115 Paid Postage.( Original ID'd to a member of the 149th NY, Most likely a NY Depot shelter)
 
    - Type IIIb: Made from Blue line cotton Duck.  This Shelter half has 2 Vertical Panels, and is machine sewn with exceptions to the button holes and grommets.  4 corner and 1 middle reinforcement out of cotton duck w/ manilla rope loops.  complete with 23 tin paper backed buttons. Original ID'd to Lt. Maynard 20th Mich. Infantry ( this shelter is a product of the Philadelphia depot).  $115 paid Postage.