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This is the gear that you'll need to get started as a Confederate Civil War re-enactor. This list was compiled from examining 15 years of stuff in my closet. I'm thinking of cost, potential for double duty, and absolute necessity. So keep in mind that there is a lot to get and this is just a guideline to get you started. The items that are absolutely essential are marked with an asterisk.   These prices are only estimates so you'll have an idea about what to spend to get started.

Where do you find this stuff?  The sutlers of course.  A sutler is a period merchant that normally goes to an event and sets up his tent and sells his merchandise.  Many have online catalogs and will send you things through the mail.  A web search for Civil War Sutler will turn up plenty of choices.


Clothing.

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Trousers, Sky Blue

75.00

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Shirt, White

20.00

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Shell Jacket, Richmond Depot Style, SC Buttons

85.00

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Kepi (Hat)

50.00

. Infantry Insignia

5.00

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Brogans (Shoes)

95.00

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Suspenders

15.00

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Wool Socks

7.00

Cooters

*

Black Leather Belt & CS Buckle

25.00

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Cartridge Box, Sling, Tins

65.00

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Cap Pouch

15.00

. Haversack, Black, Tarred Canvas

20.00

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Canteen, No Cover

35.00

Musket

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Model 1853 Enfield, 58 Caliber, 3 Bands

375.00

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Sling

15.00

. Bayonet, Fit To Musket

40.00

. Bayonet Scabbard

20.00

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1 Box Of Cartridge Tubes, 60 Count

7.00

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1 Tin Of Navy Arms Musket Caps

8.00

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1 Pound Black Power, FFF Variety

7.00

Other Suggestions

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Gum Cloth - Used For Rain & Ground Cloth

35.00

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Wool Blanket or Quilt

Varies

. Mucket - Useful For Cooking, Cleaning, …

25.00

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Tin Cup, Tin Plate, Fork, Spoon, & Knife

15.00

. Dog Tent (No Poles Or Stakes)

50.00

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Wedge Tent (No Poles Or Stakes)

150.00

. Great Coat - For Really Cold Weather

175.00

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Flask - For Bribing Officers (The Colonel Likes Cognac)

15.00

* Cigars - As Required, Try A Payroll Deduction

Varies

* Food - Check With Your Unit For Cooking Plans .