The Lamar Rifles


Equipment


B. OPTIONAL ITEMS



1. KNAPSACK
If you do decide at some point to procure a knapsack, choose one of the following styles:
C.S. Single bag soft pack
U.S. issue double bag, early or mid-war pattern
U.S. Mexican war knapsack

Recommended Vendors:
C & D Jarnagin

Missouri Boot & Shoe

Trans-Mississippi Depot Co

L.D. Haning & Co.


US Double Bag Knapsack
US Double Bag Knapsack




2. DRAWERS
Drawers can be of a military or civilian pattern, and made of muslin, osnaburg or cotton canton flannel. Either knee or full length are acceptable.

Recommended Vendors:
CJ Daley
C & D Jarnagin
W, W & Company


Federal Issue Drawers
Federal Issue Drawers





3. WAISTCOAT (VEST)
Period pattern civilian style waistcoat preferred with notched or shawl collar and correct period buttons made of glass, mother of pearl, metal or hard rubber. Vest should be made of wool, linen or silk. No Plastic Buttons!!! Check with the Captain before ordering any military-style vest!

Recommended Vendors:
Past Patterns (Pattern only)
Corner Clothiers (Civilian)
Carter & Jasper Mercantile (Civilian)
CJ Daley
(Military)
County Cloth (Military)


Civilian Vest
Civilian Shawl Collar Vest




4. CONFEDERATE FROCK COAT
When we participate with the Medich Battalion we try to wear Confederate (Bomar) style frock coats. The frock coat should be made of jean wool, or wool, with 7 to 9 buttons down the front. The lining should be of osnaburg, a correct pattern cotton shirting, or cotton drill. No trim is needed on the collar or cuffs, and it may be lined in the body only or lined in the body and skirt.

Recommended Vendors:
Ben Tart
W, W & Company

Confederate Frock Coat
Confederate Frock Coat




5. CRAVATS (NECKTIES)
Black polished cotton or silk in a period color/style. May be untied or pre-tied.

Recommended Vendors:
Carter & Jasper Mercantile
Corner Clothiers


Pre-tied Silk Cravat
Pre-tied Silk Cravat




6. OVERCOAT
Although not required, we suggest that all soldiers eventually purchase one for those cold days in the spring and fall when we are in the field. Federal issue sky blue foot pattern overcoat or documented Confederate styles are both acceptable.

Recommended Vendors:
CJ Daley
County Cloth



Confederate Hooded Overcoat
Confederate Hooded Overcoat

 

US Caped Overcoat
US Caped Overcoat




7. SHELTER HALF
The shelter half or dog tent (without ends) is the only tent we allow in camp. Do not purchase A tents or wall tents. Campaign style bivouac is encouraged, but we understand that it is not everyone’s cup of tea, and the weather can be a factor. We rather you came out and slept in a tent, than not come out at all. You will be pleasantly surprised just how restful a night under the stars can be - try it!




Recommended Vendors
:
Haversack Depot
Trans-Mississippi Depot Co
W, W & Company

Shelter Half
Shelter Half




8. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Pocket Knife, housewife, sleeping cap, wallet, tobacco pouch and pipe, match safe, toothbrush and tooth powder, handkerchief, mittens, scarf, gun tools and much much more. These items can be found any nearly any sutler, but check with other members before purchasing anything to get the best product. Not everything the sutlers carry is period correct!


Miscellaneous Items


The Lamar Rifles at St Charles, MO 2003
The Lamar Rifles at St Charles, MO 2003




OBTAINING YOUR GEAR

The company realizes that this gear is not always cheap, and it will take you a while to purchase your entire kit. The company, and many of its members, have extra gear they can loan out until new recruits have their entire kit. You should start with the uniform since we may not have any extra clothing that will fit you right. Next, obtain your accoutrements, your musket and your camping gear. Finally, obtain any optional gear you'd like to have along with items for your Missouri State Guard impression. Here is a list of the items in the order we suggest you purchase them.

 

Step 1: Uniform, Musket and Accoutrements
Shirt
Socks
Shoes
Trousers and Suspenders
Jacket
Hat
Musket
Bayonet and Scabbard
Waist Belt
Cartridge Box and Sling
Cap Pouch
Haversack
Canteen
Blanket
Groundcloth
Mess Utensils

Step 2: Optional Gear
Drawers
Waistcoat
Cravat
Knapsack
Overcoat
Shelter Half
Confederate Frock Coat

Step 3: Missouri State Guard Impression
Civilian Coat
Civilian Trousers
Civilian Weapon
Civilian Shoes or Boots
Haversack
Blanket or Quilt
Shot Bag, Powder Flask etc.

Lamar Rifles at Perryville, KY 2002
Perryville, KY 2002

 

 


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