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Offline wclracer64

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Equipment used in 1877
« on: January 30, 2020, 10:20:17 pm »
Does anyone have proof of which haversacks, canteens and saddlebags were in use in the field in the 1877 -78 time frame? Was it still civil war issue, newer issue or a mix of both? I am putting a cavalry impression together and would really like to know, but come up empty on web searches. Any information would be appreciated!

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Re: Equipment used in 1877
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 11:18:55 pm »
1876 Infantry. Cavalry equipment would not have been dissimilar. This is one of the best impressions you'll see of the era.
A little CW surplus, but that was getting pretty depleted by mid-1870's. If on campaign, mix in a little civilian gear.

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Re: Equipment used in 1877
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 12:09:12 pm »
The official issue M-1874 canteen was a Civil War body with a different chain, strap, and cover. Officially the haversack had changed to the M-1874. There is photographic evidence of some Civil War issued items surviving as late as the late 1880's

I don't know about saddlebags. I would think S. Quentin Quale, Esq. could help you with that.

The reference source I would recommend would be The U.S. Army in the West, 1870?1880: Uniforms, Weapons, and Equipment by Douglas C. McChristian

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Re: Equipment used in 1877
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 08:05:11 pm »
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