The new recruit should work towards getting their basic
North Carolina Uniforms and Equipment before investing in other kits
30th NCT Early War, Enlistment to 1862 Uniforms and equipment
Jacket NC 61’ Sack coat in satinette (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 mix of pre war militia buckle and belt, roller buckle belt
Weapons M1822, M1835, M1842 .69 cal smoothbore, and other flintlock conversion long arms
30th NCT Late War, Army of Northern Virginia 1864-1865 - Uniforms and equipment
Jacket: NC Depot Shell Jacket- brown or gray Jeans Cloth or British army cloth,
Richmond Depot II or III jeans cloth or British army cloth
Shirt: Confederate, North Carolina issue or homespun made
Pants: Richmond Depot or similar civilian style
Hat: Civilian Slouch Hat
Knapsack: prewar, federal issue, private purchase, foreign import
Leather goods Mix of British import leathers, CS and US arsenal and Prepared cloth items
Weapons: 1853/1858 .577 British Enfield, US Springfield or similar 3 banded rifle musket
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
Shoes: Black brogans.
Weapon: Same as 30th N.C.T.
Canteen: Any approved metal style.
Belt: Model 1856 black belt with oval “US” plate.
Cap Box: Model 1850, black.
Box: Model 1855,
.58 cal. with oval “US” plate & black sling with round “eagle” plate.
Kit: Same as 30th
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: federal issue shelter halves