Magazines had been relatively newly introduced---tin boxes for additional cartridges.? The magazine was kept in the pack but could somehow be buckled on to the cartridge box if required.
The May 1811 Inspection Return for the 41st under the Return of Arms, in the column for magazines indicates that 800 magazines are "wanting."? Since the column under muskets shows that they had 700 good muskets and 100 "wanting" it seems that it would be one magazine per musket--so I am not sure what is meant by "pairs" in the context of this losses account.
From: Tom Fournier <tom4141fournier@...
Sent: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:07 am
Subject: [War Of 1812] Question ...Magazins?
I was going through some microform copies of 41st documents and was
reviewing with interest claims post Moraviantown for company material
The lists seemed to be clothing items or materials for making clothing.
One item came up a number of times and the writing was not very clear
so I am only guessing, but it seemed to be "magazins" and seemed to
indicate that it came in "pairs".
Any thoughts as to what it might be?
Thanks so much!
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