Basic uniform will be;
•Federal style dark blue, wool, forage cap with leather brim & strap.

•Army issue or period shirt of 1860's period or earlier.

•Federal style dark blue, wool, 4-button sack coat.

•Army foot pattern sky blue Kersey, wool trousers (w/suspenders).

•Black Brogans (shoes) rough side out US Model 1851 w/heelplates

•Gray or brown wool socks.

Added accoutrements:
•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 knapsack.
•Optional Federal style dark blue, wool, frock coat.
•Optional Federal style light blue great coat (winter).
•Optional 11 button vest.
•Personal accessories.

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 our capital!

For more information:
Ph: 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 Schedule.


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