Military Equipment List

This is a list that we expect you will want to refer back to over the course of your first few years of your reenacting career. Equipment listed here may be purchased at the sutlers, see the links page for a recommended list.

You are strongly encouraged to talk to your recruiting officer, Sergeant  or an officer before making a major purchase. We portray Reynolds' Battery in mid-1863.

 

REMEMBER GET THE BASICS FIRST!  
THEN OVER TIME REFINE YOUR IMPRESSION!

Basic Gear

We expect you to have this stuff within a year. 
Before that you can borrow from others or the unit if you don't have it.

9-button Wool Militia style roundabout, piped in RED, with epaulettes. medium buttons on the jacket and small eagle buttons on the sleeves

Kersey-blue Wool Trousers

foot or mounted

Brass Artillery Insignia, 3/4 inch 'L', and 1 for the Kepi or Forage cap

Brogans

Wool Socks (Grey heavy rag wool Ribbed Top or  Issue type, ivory wool with cotton blend for comfort.)

Kepi or Forage Cap

White Muslin Shirt

Tent (6' x 8.9'x 6' A-frame,

white canvas)

Suspenders (start with canvas braces, as they were issued)

Period Mess Kit

tin plate, cup, fork, knife, and spoon

Wool Blanket, US Army issue pattern

Canteen (bullseye pattern, recommend stainless steel; gray or kersey blue cover)

Period Eyewear

(if necessary and practicable)

Full Gear

Recommend you have these for your own benefit and to be fully outfitted,  but is not required.

White Dress Gloves

parade

Vest

Navy blue to match coat

Handkerchief

Housewife period sewing kit

Haversack

Cravat

Pocket Watch

silver, key wind, if available

Lantern, candles and matches 

Saber Belt with Eagle buckle

Poncho

Artillery Saber 

Box- ammo or bread box, to keep stuff in

Optional Gear

A list of items for once you are fully outfitted.

Great Coat

Camp Stool or Chair

Folding Pocket Knife

Writing Kit

Period Underwear

 Period Playing Cards 

Knapsack

Dress Frock Coat