When Confederate and Union soldiers were on the march, keeping clean was difficult
Camping by a stream was a chance for them to wash some of their clothes in addition to themselves. To add some credibility to your impression in a reenactment, pin your socks to a uniform and dry them as they might have done. Sling your sneakers across the other shoulder and then go barefooted. You know barefooted soldiers were ubiquitous sight, especially in Lee’s army.
Civil War Reenacting is among the few hobbies in which purchasing used items is more desired than purchasing new
Soldiers in that era wore pajamas for four decades daily! No one needed on fresh clothing. If you have a choice between new and used – go for the deal. Civil War Reenacting is one of the few hobbies in which the longer you have a few clothes, a haversack, a hat – the more valuable it is – and then you can pay it at no extra cost for the wear and tear! Confederate and Union soldiers were hardcore coffee drinkers. Hence, the tin cup was a vital part of their haversack equipment. The Tin Cup was also employed as a coffee pot to generate coffee and then used as a cup to drink coffee.
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