Traveling Trunk Program

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American Civil War (1861-1865)

Trunk 1 

Contains uniform and field items commonly used by soldiers in the Union and Confederate armies.  All items are reproductions.

Union blue sack coat
Confederate frock coat with sergeant stripes
Confederate trousers
Red flannel shirt (worn by men of the 1st Minnesota in early stages of the war)
White pullover shirt
Boots (also known as “Brogans”)
Confederate kepi
Union kepi
Black slouch hat with light blue infantry cord (worn by both Union and Confederate troops)
Tin drinking cup/cooking pot
Union haversack, black waterproofed
Confederate haversack, white cotton drill
Union canteen, tin with blue wool cover and cork stopper
Confederate canteen, wood with cork stopper
Black leather Union belt with US brass buckle
Black leather Confederate belt with square buckle
Black leather cartridge pouch (holds ammunition)

The trunk also includes illustrations that show what a typical Union and Confederate soldier would wear and carry.

Trunk 2

Contains uniform and field items commonly used by soldiers in the Union and Confederate armies.  All items are reproductions. 

Union sack coat with sergeant stripes
Union “kersey” blue trousers
Union kepi
Black slouch hat. (worn by both Union and Confederate troops)
Red flannel shirt (worn by men of the 1st Minnesota during early stages of the war)
Black wool trousers (worn by men of the 1st Minnesota with the red shirt during early stages of the war)
Confederate “shell” jacket (commonly worn by cavalry and artillery units, but also in limited numbers by infantry)
Boots (also known as “Brogans”)
Union canteen, tin with blue wool cover and cork stopper
Confederate canteen, tin
Black leather Union belt with US brass buckle
Black leather cap pouch (worn on belt and holds percussion caps for the rifled musket)
Black leather cartridge pouch (holds ammunition)
Cooking tin/coffee pot
Union haversack, black waterproofed

The trunk also includes illustrations that show what a typical Union and Confederate soldier would wear and carry.

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