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The new soldier should work towards getting their basic

North Carolina Uniforms and Equipment before investing in the following


30th NCT 1861- Early 1862

Uniforms and equipment

Jacket     NC 61’ Sack coat (black epaulettes) 6 NC state seal buttons

Pants       NC 61’ pants w/ matching black strip (see NC 61’ uniform regulations)

Hat         Mc Dowell Pattern Forage Cap, or similar NC pattern forage cap

Leather goods   .69 cal Cartridge Box, cap box

Waist belt        pre war militia buckle and belt, roller buckle belt

Weapons          M1822, M1835, M1842 .69 cal smoothbore, and other flintlock conversion longarms


30th NCT Late War 1864-1865

Uniforms and equipment

Jacket   NC Depot Shell Jacket   (Sampson gray , or oxford on brown) Jeans Cloth

               Richmond Depot II or III Jacket (typically available in different die colors)       

               Peter Tait import (blue grey kersey)

Pants     Richmond Depot or similar civilian style

Hat        Civilian Slouch Hat

Leather goods   .58cal Cartridge Box and Cap pouch, Prepared cloth cartridge box sling

Waist Belt     roller buckle belt or tarred canvas belt

Weapons:   1853/1858 .577 British Enfield

Note:  also consult the 1863 Confederate Regulations for other suggestions


9th Pennsylvania Reserves

Army of the Potomac

Uniforms and Equipment

Hat: Model 1858 Union “Forage Cap”. No brass horn insignia

Uniform: 4-button sack coat w/ eagle buttons & sky blue Kersey-wool pants.

Shoes: Black brogans.

Weapon: Same as 30th N.C.T. or 1861 Springfield Rifled Musket w/ Bayonet

Canteen: Any approved metal style.

Belt: Model 1856 black belt with oval “US” plate.

Cap Box: Model 1850, black.

Cartridge Box: Model 1855, .58 cal. with oval “US” plate & black sling with round “eagle” plate.

Mess Kit: Same as 30th N.C.T.

Haversack: Black “tarred” U.S. types.

Socks: Same as 30th N.C.T.

Shirt: Same as 30th N.C.T.

Suspenders: Same as 30th N.C.T.

Knapsack: Standard black “double-bag” types.

Tent: Same as 30th N.C.T.

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