TO INFANTRY REENACTING REQUIREMENTS
Basic uniform will be;
Federal style dark blue, wool, forage cap with leather brim & strap.
or period shirt of 1860's period or earlier.
style dark blue, wool, 4-button sack coat.
pattern sky blue Kersey, wool trousers (w/suspenders).
Brogans (shoes) rough side out US Model 1851 w/heelplates
brown wool socks.
Enfield or Springfield 3-band musket.
Black leather waist belt with brass keeper & brass US belt plate.
Black 58 caliber cartridge box w/tins & brass plate.
Cartridge box sling w/eagle breast plate.
Black Cap box.
Bayonet to fit rifle.
Scabbard for Springfield or frog & scabbard to fit Enfield
Canteen, smooth side or bullseye, light or dark blue wool cover.
Black tarred haversack w/inner bag.
Tin Cup, plate & period utensils.
Grey, brown or white wool blanket.
Shelter half (tent).
Rubberized or painted poncho.
Optional Federal style dark blue, wool, frock coat.
Optional Federal style light blue great coat (winter).
Optional 11 button vest.
It usually takes up to a year to finally get your stuff together. But once
you have the basics (shoes, pants, shirt, sack coat, hat) your ready to portray
the average Pennsylvania Volunteer. The sooner you purchase your musket &
leathers, the sooner you participate in field work. Infantry training begins
with the "Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics". The object of infantry
reeanacting is to portray the life of the soldier in camp and in the field,
and to have a safe, fun time doing it. Please hurry! The Rebs are threatening
Dave at 724-588-7546 or email:
and we will get back to you. Stop in at our monthly meeting on the second
Sunday of each month at 1:15pm at the Mercer County Historical Society, S.Pitt
Street in Mercer, PA (unless we have an event that day and hold the meeting
at the event). See our 2011
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