Regular Army Uniforms
I am trying to get my group guidelines established for the round of 1861 events, to include Wison's Creek. What would a regular trooper have worn while on campaign. The regulation says the sack coat and forage cap are for fatigue purposes. Would combat count as "fatigue duty," or would a trooper be out in his MSJ, Hardee Hat, etc. I tried the search function, but didnt come up with much in regards to CAVALRY.
As of now, I am looking at forage caps with company letter ONLY, sack coats, dark blue trowsers, and Ankle Boots, as far as uniform. Am I heading in the right direction? Any constructive advice would be greatly appreciated!
MICHAEL T. SHAFTO
PRIVATE, 2ND US CAV
PRIVATE, 2ND COLORADO CAV