What the Rebel soldier wore showed the deplorable state of Confederate supply. Scores of regiments equipped themselves locally before going to war, but as clothing and equipment wore out it was often left to the private soldier to replace it himself. Even that which the Richmond government did manage to distribute was often of wildly varying quality. Uniforms alone varied from gray so dark as to be almost blue, to butternuts and browns - all of it supposedly the official "cadet gray." As for the items prescribed as "regulation issue," only a few regiments raised early in the war ever got them at all. In time, an' issue of new socks would be a memorable day.
1 First Sergeant's frock coat
3 Linen havelock
4 Trousers for First Sergeant's frock coat
5 Uniform vest for First Sergeant's frock coat and trousers
8 Cap box
11 Wooden canteen name of owner inscribed
13 Model 1860 Colt Army revolver and holster
14 Side knives
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