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Sayler's Creek Impression Guidelines


Uniform

Jacket/Blouse

Trowsers

Headwear

Trimmings:

Shirts:

Drawers:

Stockings:

Shoes:

Great coats:

Equipment

Haversack:

US Issue tarred haversack.

Canteen

Smoothside canteen. The smoothside canteen is preferred.

"Bullseye" canteen. Very limited useage., if at all.

Knapsack:

US Issue pattern Knapsack. Quality "double bag" variant 1853/1855 knapsack.

Blanket Roll. Blanket rolls also acceptable. Very appropriate.

Blanket:

US Issue Blankets.

Civilian pattern blanket.

Tents:

US issue Shelter Tents.

Arms:

.58 Cal rifle musket. Springfield pattern 1861, 1863, or 1864 variant or pattern 1853 Enfield.

.69 Cal musket. Highly discouraged!

Accoutrements:

Cartridge box. US issue cartridge box only. Pattern of July 1864 or earlier variants, with or without box plate. Later war patterns preferred. May be worn on the belt or on the sling.

Waistbelt. US issue waist belt with "US" plate.

Cap box. US issue cap box.

Bayonet scabbard. US issue 7-rivet pattern (preferred) or 2-rivet pattern.

Equipment should also be in good condition. Late war issue items are preferred, but quality earlier pattern items are acceptable.


Last updated 6 June 1999 at 2200 hrs.

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