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Equipment Checklist

The 8th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry "The Camargo Guards"

Checklist for events

 

Required (period items)

 

Rifle

Hat/kepi

Period shirt

Shell Jacket/Frock/Sack-coat

Waist belt with plate or buckle

Cap pouch

Bayonet & scabbard

Cartridge box

Caps

Rounds

Trousers

Period drawers

Period socks (2 pair)

Brogans

Haversack

Canteen

3 day’s period rations

Period fork and/or spoon

Period knife

Matches

Candle

Knapsack or Blanket roll

Cooking vessel (skillet or boiler)

Dipper (tin cup)

Period blanket

Shelter half or shebang (with ropes & pegs)

Period ground cloth or gum blanket

Gun cleaning gear

Tampon (barrel plug)

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Tent (required as per specific/winter events)

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OPTIONAL or AS NEEDED (period & non-period)

 

Medications, salves, Band-Aids, or ointments (period tins work well)

Lye soap

Period toothbrush

Wash rag and or snot rag

Tooth powder

Waterless soap (germ-x)

Foot powder

Can opener (John Wayne/P-38 type)

Yankee greenbacks (money)

Eye wear (period type or contacts)

Tobacco

Smoking pipe

Great coat as needed

Period billfold

Credit card/driver license/insurance card

Herbs/spices/salt

Extra shirt

Period gloves

Night bonnet (night cap)

Extra socks

Extra blanket

Period plate

Wax papers (good for ration storage) ration tins or poke sacks

Coffee/tea

Period string, rope, and/or rawhide

Pocket watch

Period Bible, paper pen & ink

Bug juice (insect repellant) "I recommend wearing a flea & tick collar around your arm or ankle and rub coal-oil on the cuff of your trousers to keep chiggers away.”

False teeth

Camera

Flask (filled)

Cell phone

Bandage with fake blood

 

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Any other period piece you want to tote