Reynolds' Battery 1st New York Light Artillery

1861-1865 Civil War Service

Preserving their Memory and Educating the Public since 1982

 

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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, corporal 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!

Basic Gear

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

Brogans

Wool Socks (Grey heavy rag wool Ribbed Top or
Issue type, ivory wool with cotton blend for comfort.
)

   

Kepi or Forage Cap

      

Brass Artillery Insignia,
3/4 inch 'L', and 1
for the Kepi or Forage cap

       

White Muslin Shirt

 

Suspenders
start with canvas braces, as they were issued

Wool Blanket, US Army issue pattern

Tent (6'x8.9'x6' A-frame, white canvas)

 

Period Mess Kit

tin plate, cup, fork, knife, and spoon

   

 

Canteen
bullseye pattern, recommend stainless steel;
gray or kersey blue cover)

Period Eyewear

(if necessary and practicable)

 
 

Full Gear

Recommend you have these for your own benefit and to be fully outfitted,
but is not required.

Vest

Navy blue to match coat

 

White Dress Gloves

parade

Handkerchief

   

   Saber Belt                        Artillery
with square Eagle buckle        Saber 

                 

          

Housewife
period sewing kit

Pocket Watch

silver, key wind, if available

Haversack

      

Poncho

       

Box

ammo or bread box, to keep stuff in

 

Lantern, candles and matches
        

 Cravat

                               

 

 

Optional Gear

A list of items for once you are fully outfitted.

Great Coat

Period Underwear

Camp Stool or Chair

Writing Kit

 

Folding Pocket Knife

Knapsack

 

Dress Frock Coat

 

 Period Playing Cards 

 

 

Well dressed corporals

 

 

Well equipped soldier

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21 Lindhurst Dr.,
Lockport, NY 14094

 

 

 

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Photographs

 

Cannon Station

Granger 2008

 

Major Evarts

Hamlin Beach 2010

 

Company Street with
tents and assorted chairs

Pierce Creek 2010

 

Afternoon Gun Crew

Granger 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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