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Camp followers

Postby otto » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:59 am

Hello
Out of interests what kind of jobs did the Camp follower do, was it just women.
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Postby m300572 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:22 pm

Cooked, repaired kit, carried kit, children and men (there's a Rawlinson print of a camp follower carrying a soldier but I dont know if its satirical) acted as sutlers, foraged for rations, nursed sick and wounded, provided 'services of an intimate nature' etc.



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Postby otto » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:38 pm

So what kind of role would a camp follower do in reenactment.



KieranB

Postby KieranB » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:00 pm

More or less the same, apart form the latter (generally speaking at least). They often help with cooking, repairing kit, looking after everyone generally. Thanks ladies :)



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Postby otto » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:14 pm

Would that be the same for man as well who for reasons can't get the fire arms paperwork.



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Postby m300572 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:43 pm

Male camp followers - wagon drivers, 'tinkers' carrying out minor repairs, cooks, traders, clerks, in large camps specialist craftsmen (blacksmiths, cobblers etc)



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Postby auldMotherBegg » Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:14 pm

'Barber surgeon' is a good one with plenty of scope for development of cameos, and aquiring kit.



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Postby the real lord duvet » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:37 pm

officers batman?



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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:11 pm

effeminate valets? (not that sort fo camp then...)


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Postby Wiblick » Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:11 pm

camp followers weren't just women but you might find this article of interest, the 1810-1900 era is the very tail end of the camp follower phenomena but is covered to an extent in the article

http://www.assostoria.it/Armisovrano/Hacker-Vining.pdf

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Postby Havercake Lad » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:18 pm

otto wrote:Would that be the same for man as well who for reasons can't get the fire arms paperwork.

Besides soldier servants there would be regimental members doing clerks jobs and also people from the Commiseriat department.


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