1861-1865 Civil War Service
Preserving their Memory and Educating the Public since 1982
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!
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
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,
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)
(if necessary and practicable)
Recommend you have these for your own benefit and to be fully outfitted, but is not required.
White Dress Gloves
Navy blue to match coat
Housewife period sewing kit
silver, key wind, if available
Lantern, candles and matches
Saber Belt with Eagle buckle
Box- ammo or bread box, to keep stuff in
A list of items for once you are fully outfitted.
Camp Stool or Chair
Folding Pocket Knife
Period Playing Cards
Dress Frock Coat