My wife and I operate a family-owned business, along with the help and support of our two daughters, Timalea & Laura for 25
years.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 School District, was a Gettysburg National Park Historian, 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 reenactor began at age four. My mother presented me with my first uniform and I have been hooked
ever since. My wife and I were married 47 years ago in a Civil War wedding at Christ Lutheran Church, Gettysburg. I am a life time member of the 5th New York Duryea Zouaves, serving the
ranks from Private to First Sergeant as well as quartermaster for many years. We retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 18 years ago. We own the Carrie Sheads house, a 160 year old
family home which housed 72 wounded soldiers during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Over the years, thanks to the support of friends and the extended family of reenactors, 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, reenactors and ladies with the most authentic garments, equipment, and
knitted items. 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.
This web site is dedicated to my parents, Col. Jacob M. and Marie Rosensteel Sheads; Debbie's grandfather, Joseph Carver, who
came from Italy to build the Gettysburg Battlefield roads; Carrie Sheads and all of my relatives listed below who fought in the Civil War, both North and South.
We hope to see you on the field or in our store.
|William E. Culp, 1st LT., 87th PA Inf
Francis Rosensteel., Private, 87th PA Inf.
Elias J. Sheads, Jr., Private, 87th PA Inf.
John H. Sheads, 1st Sgt., 87th PA Inf.
Robert E. Sheads, Pvt., 1st PA Reserves, Co. K
George Myers, Pvt., 21st PA Cav.
Robert Myers, Ringgold Cavalry
|David Gilbert Myers, Private, 87th PA Inf.
David M. Sheads, Jr., Private, 87th PA Inf.
Issac Sheads, Private, 87th PA Inf.
William C. Sheads, Jr., Private, 87th PA Inf.
J. James Sheads, 21st PA Cav.
Keller B. Culp, Private, 138 PA Inf.
Peter Sheads, Pvt., 209th PA Vol.
|John Wesley Culp, CS, 2nd Va Inf
Robert D. Sheads, Pvt., 4th VA Cav.
|Private George M. Sheads, Cpl., 4th VA Cav.
- Tim & Debbie