5170Re: [TalkAntietam] Uniforms of the US Regulars at Antietam
- Nov 5, 2008I do not recall ever seeing anything about this issue. You might find a copy of Tim Reese's book on U.S. Regulars to se if there is anything there. None of the US Regular officers that wrote to Carman mention uniforms of enlisted men. By regulation, they should be wearing frock coats and hats into battle, but since they had been in constant motion since going to the Peninsula in spring, I doubt they had much of that "finery" left. Much of the Fifth Corps had no knapsacks or eqipment with them in Maryland, so whatever they had when left DC is likely what they wore through the campaign.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Thomas G. Clemens
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "Rob & Patti Erickson" <pattirobpatti@...> 11/3/2008 4:31 PM >>>Esteemed memebers, what uniform would have been worn by the US Regulars
Would the infantry have worn frock coats and Hardee hats, sack coats
and forage caps, or a combination of styles/equipment?
Thanks in advance for any information. Rob Erickson
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