Sibley Tent Stove

Civil War Sibley Tent Stove

Henry Hopkins Sibley (1816–1886) graduated from West Point in 1838, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Dragoons and served in the Seminole War.

In 1856, he patented the “Sibley Tent”, which could accommodate 20 soldiers and their gear and was widely used in the frontier afterwards.

Sibley also invented the “Sibley Stove” to heat the tent. These sheet iron stoves were being used until the advent of world war II.

The Sibley stove was later used as a “grove heater” (smudge pot) in an orange grove in neighboring Citra, FL

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Sibley Tent Stove


Portrait of H.H. Sibley by M. Brady, ca. 1865