We want to thank Doug at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/18/754890/-NFTTFill-The-Sandbags!-Edition for providing us some additional information on the history of sandbags (earthbags).

Doug has kindly informed us that sandbags can be traced back almost 250 years to the Napoleonic Wars, during which time French troops were issued sandbags for use in the field.

And as you can see in the photo below, sandbags were also used in the Civil War. Thank you Doug for this fascinating information.

A sandbagged military position during the American Civil War.

A sandbagged military position during the American Civil War.


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Earthbag History Footnote — 3 Comments

  1. Where can I find the Recycled Eathbags At .20 pr bag?? I want to build a dome @ 16 diameter. interior… I’m told I will need at least an large roll that will cost me $500.00+ at Cal-earth… That is a big difference from 100.00+ you say on your site.

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