- MUST be a 3-band of the period, see the percentages of use list for order of preference. Since a musket is an expensive purchase, ask the unit commander about acceptability before purchase. Absolutely no Zouaves or weapons of this type. Two-band muskets are NOT authorized due to event organizers' regulations.
- Other Weapons
- Must be authentic. Check with the unit commander to make sure your weapon is appropriate. NO CSA plates or buttons of any type are appropriate for our unit.
What follows are the other items you will need to complete your impression. The percentages of use list will show you to what extent each item was used then, and should be used now. Note: these lists are printable for your convenience and reference.
If you want to see examples of the gear used, not only by the unit today, but by the soldiers of the War-era, follow this link to the equipment pictures.
- Cartridge Box
- Cap Box
- Cartridge Box Sling
- Tin cup and/or plate
- Waist belt
- Waist belt plate
- Correct frames for glasses
- Box Sling Plate
- Box Plate
- Gum Blanket (recommended)
- Shelter half/canvas
These lists should give you an idea of what is expected of each man in the unit. Direct your questions to the commander.
Go on to the percentages of use page.
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