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 speak with a unit member if you have any questions.

See WEAPONS PAGE for detail description of items listed below.

  • 3 band Rifle, bayonet, and sling.  (Preferably 1853 British Enfield Rifle)


See GEAR & ACCOUTRAMENT PAGE for detail description of the items listed below. Please buy quality  campaigner grade leather

  • Black leather belt
  • Black leather cartridge box with shoulder strap (shoulder strap and brass Maryland state seal optional)
  • Black leather cap box
  • Black leather bayonet scabbard to fit your bayonet (either stitched or 2 rivet)
  • Canteen (Confederate wooden drum, Union smoothside, and Confederate Tin styles are all acceptable)
  • Haversack
  • Eating utensils
  • Tin plate
  • Tin cup
  • Federal Wool blanket (Other varients and styles acceptable. Please ask unit member before buying)
  • Knapsack (optional)
  • Tent (optional)
  • Poncho/ground cloth (optional)


See UNIFORMS PAGE for detail description of the items listed below. Also refer to our Authorized Sutler list

  • Kepi (in blue-grey British Army kersey wool with French blue band and French blue top disc)
  • Type RD2 or RD3 shell jacket in blue-grey English Army Cloth wool (EAC) with Maryland Bottony Cross badge/pin and Maryland state seal “muffin” buttons.
  • Trousers that match the color wool of your jacket (EAC)
  • 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)


Interested in history? Do you like to have fun? Interested in Maryland’s role during the American Civil War? Do you enjoy researching? Are you interested in using research to recreate a Maryland soldier impression? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, we might be the right group for you! The first step is up to you by emailing us! Click here to start!