After an event this weekend, I realized that it is almost impossible to carry what I need in the field in a haversack. My question is what do others use to carry their gear (bandages, a few tins, instruments, etc) onto the field? I know there was a knapsack originally issued, but that is bulky. Did surgeons utilize satchels or even carpet bags? I know some surgeons use saddle bags, but do they hold more than a haversack?
Asst. Surgeon, 1st Lt.
67th NY, Co.K