If the post of danger is the post of real honor, the sutler has been scandalously overlooked in all awards.
He entered the army as sutler of the First Nebraska Infantry.
Si wandered over to the sutler's in hopes of seeing something there that would help him.
We modestly approached the pompous Mr. Ward, who we were told was the sutler.
Samuel Blodget was a follower of the army on Lake Champlain as a sutler.
Perhaps that was found in the shape of powders among the sutler's stores.
Neither could he tell them what was also true, namely, that the Captain had been an attach of a sutler's tent, and nothing more.
Opportunely the sutler's store was close by and beer by the glass was sold there.
Each man bought a gray felt hat at the sutler's store, as we had seen other detachments do.
The sutler had gone into camp to get another team to haul his goods in.
"person who follows an army to sell food to soldiers," 1580s, from Middle Dutch soeteler "small tradesman, sutler, camp cook" (Dutch zoetelaar), cognate with Middle Low German suteler, sudeler "person who performs dirty tasks," Middle High German sudelen "to cook badly," Middle Dutch soetelen "to cook badly." Probably also related to Dutch zieder, German sieden "to seethe" (see seethe).