Talk:Camp follower

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Camp following in peace time[edit]

Hi I am a former "military brat" and can attest to the "camp follower life". It is not limited to wartime however. Following soldiers from base to base happens during peacetime as well.

Sean7phil (talk) 17:41, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

A change gonna come[edit]

I am a former Army brat, but even when I was an Army brat, I was not a "camp-follower". A cursory review of dictionary definitions of "camp-follower" indicates that there is no equivalence between military dependents, Army brats, any other sort of "military brat" and "camp-followers". I will therefore be revising the article accordingly. PS: I'm an Army brat—don't ever call me a "military brat". --108.45.72.196 (talk) 05:01, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

So you deleted an entire section to push your point of view. I restored that section. 108.56.154.33 (talk) 23:08, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Sutler[edit]

Camp follower is identical to sutler, isn't it? Lucius Castus (talk) 22:32, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

They overlap, but sutlers tends towards the masculine and mercantile; camp followers towards the feminine and familial. Jim.henderson (talk) 06:11, 26 February 2017 (UTC)