Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: [Revlist] Re: Haversacks: Did they have them?

Expand Messages
  • Todd Post
    Mike, Roy Najecki sells a good haversack in either kit or finished form, complete with documentation packet. Cheers, Todd Post 2d Virginia Regiment
    Message 1 of 26 , Mar 1, 2010
      Mike,

      Roy Najecki sells a good haversack in either kit or finished form, complete with documentation packet.

      Cheers,
      Todd Post
      2d Virginia Regiment
      www.secondvirginia.org

      "The heroism and gallantry of the second Virginia regiment I cannot help particularly mentioning; they would do honour to any country in the world. It is universally believed they behaved the best of any troops in the field."
      -- Virginia Gazette, October 17, 1777

      facebook.com/SecondVirginia
      twitter.com/SecondVirginia
      youtube.com/2dVirginiaRegiment
      flickr.com/photos/SecondVirginia

      On Mar 1, 2010, at 6:54 PM, Mike E wrote:

      > Not to be a smart-alec, but I know there's been discussion as to which style was pc. Was there a consensus, and who offers one for sale?
      >
      > Mike
    • bdodgeweaver
      ... Mike - Roy s kit for a plain haversack (no GR/Broad Arrow stamp) is $12. It s the cheap and authentic - Thad Weaver, German Rt.
      Message 2 of 26 , Mar 1, 2010
        --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, Todd Post <todd.post2@...> wrote:
        >
        > Mike,
        >
        > Roy Najecki sells a good haversack in either kit or finished form, complete with documentation packet.
        >
        > Cheers,
        > Todd Post
        > 2d Virginia Regiment
        > www.secondvirginia.org
        >
        >
        Mike - Roy's kit for a plain haversack (no "GR/Broad Arrow" stamp) is $12. It's the cheap and authentic - Thad Weaver, German Rt.
      • gffranks3
        Mike et al., I highly recommend Roy Najecki s haversacks. I bought the kit and enjoyed creating the finished haversack from it. Everything you need plus
        Message 3 of 26 , Mar 2, 2010
          Mike et al.,

          I highly recommend Roy Najecki's haversacks.

          I bought the kit and enjoyed creating the finished haversack from it. Everything you need plus excellent instructions and documentation.

          Cheers,

          Geo. Franks, Hatter
          http://cockedhats.com
        • Mike E
          Should have made it a little clearer. One person suggested a knapsack for carrying the 21st century items. As I stated, I have a good haversack, in the
          Message 4 of 26 , Mar 2, 2010
            Should have made it a little clearer. One person suggested a knapsack for carrying the 21st century items. As I stated, I have a good haversack, in the approximate dimensions, that I had handsewn. When did the knapsack come into vogue for the Continental soldier? I have one I put together copying the 1776 Sketchbook but I think people have issues with it.

            Mike

            --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "bdodgeweaver" <BDodgeWeaver@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            >
            > --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, Todd Post <todd.post2@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Mike,
            > >
            > > Roy Najecki sells a good haversack in either kit or finished form, complete with documentation packet.
            > >
            > > Cheers,
            > > Todd Post
            > > 2d Virginia Regiment
            > > www.secondvirginia.org
            > >
            > >
            > Mike - Roy's kit for a plain haversack (no "GR/Broad Arrow" stamp) is $12. It's the cheap and authentic - Thad Weaver, German Rt.
            >
          • bolton1812
            Mike, As to style...depends on your impression. A single bag style is really brainless to make...kinda like a slightly oversized haversack (OMG that word)
            Message 5 of 26 , Mar 2, 2010
              Mike,
              As to style...depends on your impression. A single bag style is really brainless to make...kinda like a slightly oversized haversack (OMG that word) with straps.
              Cheers,
              Bob Bolton
              Pa. Associators

              --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mike E" <meck1776@...> wrote:
              >
              > Not to be a smart-alec, but I know there's been discussion as to which style was pc. Was there a consensus, and who offers one for sale?
              >
              > Mike
              >
              > --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "bolton1812" <ebolton123@> wrote:
              > >
              > > ...knapsack?
              > > Cheers,
              > > Bob Bolton
              > > Pa. Associators
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mike E" <meck1776@> wrote:
              > > >
              > > > Allow me to pose a question, regarding this item, as applies to us modern reenactors. What I carry in mine are modern wallet, car keys, 18th Cent eyeglasses, breath mints (to talk with the public), a pocket knife, some sinew, and a small Bible. Since I am reluctant to leave especially the wallet and keys behind, in my tent (not that I don't trust reencators, I don't trust the public), what shall I do with them?
              > > > YHS,
              > > > Mike Eckhart
              > > > Cpl., 24th Conn Militia
              > > > (who has a home-made, hand-sewn, leather strapped, antler buttoned, brown oilcloth, haversack)
              > > >
              > >
              >
            • bolton1812
              Mike, I guess that would have been me. I wasn t suggesting a knapsack for 21st c. items, rather, put your 21st c. items in your knapsack. A smallish cloth
              Message 6 of 26 , Mar 2, 2010
                Mike,
                I guess that would have been me. I wasn't suggesting a knapsack "for" 21st c. items, rather, put your 21st c. items in your knapsack. A smallish cloth or leather bag tied securely and tucked into a corner of your knapsack should hold your modern needs.
                I guess it really depends on how you use your gear. If you need your haversack for food, use the k-sack for your keys, etc., as I mentioned. If you don't eat from your haversack, then it really does'nt matter which conveyance you use(?).
                Cheers,
                Bob Bolton
                Pa. Associators


                --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mike E" <meck1776@...> wrote:
                >
                > Should have made it a little clearer. One person suggested a knapsack for carrying the 21st century items. As I stated, I have a good haversack, in the approximate dimensions, that I had handsewn. When did the knapsack come into vogue for the Continental soldier? I have one I put together copying the 1776 Sketchbook but I think people have issues with it.
                >
                > Mike
                >
                > --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, "bdodgeweaver" <BDodgeWeaver@> wrote:
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, Todd Post <todd.post2@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > Mike,
                > > >
                > > > Roy Najecki sells a good haversack in either kit or finished form, complete with documentation packet.
                > > >
                > > > Cheers,
                > > > Todd Post
                > > > 2d Virginia Regiment
                > > > www.secondvirginia.org
                > > >
                > > >
                > > Mike - Roy's kit for a plain haversack (no "GR/Broad Arrow" stamp) is $12. It's the cheap and authentic - Thad Weaver, German Rt.
                > >
                >
              • Todd Post
                Mike, ... I don t think it s a matter of knapsacks becoming into vogue for the Continental soldier , in fact I think the point has been made in this whole
                Message 7 of 26 , Mar 2, 2010
                  Mike,

                  > Should have made it a little clearer. One person suggested a knapsack for carrying the 21st century items. As I stated, I have a good haversack, in the approximate dimensions, that I had handsewn. When did the knapsack come into vogue for the Continental soldier? I have one I put together copying the 1776 Sketchbook but I think people have issues with it.

                  I don't think it's a matter of knapsacks becoming "into vogue for the Continental soldier", in fact I think the point has been made in this whole discussion that Continentals were more likely to have a knapsack then they were a haversack.

                  For the 2d Virginia Regiment, they were issuing cloth to make knapsacks within two months of formation (while new companies continued to roll into Williamsburg) as mentioned in the regiment's orderly book: "...“all the Officers of the 2nd Regiment are Immediately to get themselves in Readiness about Compleating their men with all the necessarys... knapsacks...Haversacks, or any other Necessarys.”" The daybook of the Virginia Public Store documents the cloth issued for this purpose: "To 73 yards Oznabr. Dilvd Capt Taliaferro for Napsacks @ 1/6"

                  You do have to be careful with "Sketchbook '76" as like with the Book of the Continental Soldier, while it was leading edge for its time, some of the information has been debunked. For instance, one of the knapsacks in there is actually a Federal period militia knapsack, not a Revolutionary War one.

                  Cheers,
                  Todd Post
                  2d Virginia Regiment
                  www.secondvirginia.org

                  "The heroism and gallantry of the second Virginia regiment I cannot help particularly mentioning; they would do honour to any country in the world. It is universally believed they behaved the best of any troops in the field."
                  -- Virginia Gazette, October 17, 1777

                  facebook.com/SecondVirginia
                  twitter.com/SecondVirginia
                  youtube.com/2dVirginiaRegiment
                  flickr.com/photos/SecondVirginia
                Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.