REQUIRED ITEMS

Below is a list of required items that you will need to be properly “kitted” out.  We do not expect you to obtain all these items at once and we may have extra items amongst the group that you can borrow until you can purchase your own.  We do ask that you be fully kitted out after your 1st year with us. Please take note that it’s the little things that you do when building your impression (military or civilian) that really set your bar higher than the rest.  Sometimes paying more for craftsmanship and quality far outweighs a few $$ you save from getting a cheaply made product.  For example, check the stitching on gear and uniforms. You may save $10 on a cheaper haversack initially, but when you add items (weight) to it; would the stitches pull apart?  It’s the little things like adding a pocket watch (wristwatches are forbidden to be worn in this group at an event) or buying a pair of period spectacles (modern eyeglasses are forbidden in this group as well).  If you wear glasses, many sutlers offer “period” reproduction spectacles at a decent price or simply wear contact lenses.  You can kill your impression, especially after spending much $$$ and time to get it “right”, by wearing a modern pair of eyeglasses.  Before you start buying uniforms and gear, please speak with a unit member first.  We can assist and help you in the right direction so you do not waste your hard earned money on items that may not be correct. 

See WEAPONS PAGE for detail description of items listed below.

  • 3 band Rifle, bayonet, and sling.  


See GEAR & ACCOUTRAMENT PAGE for detail description of the items listed below.

  • Black leather belt
  • Black leather cartridge box with shoulder strap (shoulder strap and brass Maryland state seal  or CS plate is optional)
  • Black leather cap box
  • Black leather bayonet scabbard to fit your bayonet
  • Canteen (Confederate wooden drum, Union smoothed, Union Bullseye, and Confederate Tin styles are all acceptable)
  • Haversack
  • Eating utensils
  • Tin plate
  • Tin cup
  • Grey wool blanket (Other varients and styles acceptable. Please ask unit member before buying)
  • Knapsack (optional)
  • Tent (optional)
  • Poncho (optional)


See UNIFORMS PAGE for detail description of the items listed below.

  • Kepi (in blue-grey kersey wool)
  • RD2 shell jacket in blue-grey kersey wool with Maryland Bottony Cross badge/pin and Maryland state seal “muffin” buttons (RD3 shell jacket and Tait Jacket are acceptable but as a secondary jacket as they are late war and less versatile and would not be correct for events with time period prior to 1864)
  • Trousers that match the color wool of your jacket
  • 2 Shirts
  • Trouser braces (suspenders)
  • 2 pairs of plain grey wool socks (no modern socks)
  • 1 pair of black Brogans (shoes)
  • Period correct underwear (optional)
  • Overcoat (optional)
  • Vest (either civilian or military style acceptable-this item is optional)
  • Period style wool mittens (optional)
  • Period style wool Scarf (optional)


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