Equipment, Food and Clothing Items that a Union soldier would’ve worn or carried



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Equipment, Food and Clothing Items that a Union soldier would’ve worn or carried

Below is a list of the many items a Union soldier often carried or wore. Using the outline of a Union soldier, can your students figure out which item is which? And where would the food items go? See if you can label your soldier outline correctly. Good luck!!! (Your students can also color in the soldier; the correct colors are given below.)

Brogans (black) Bayonet (silver)

Canteen (covered with either sky-blue or light brown wool)

Sky-blue colored woolen trousers

Knapsack made of black-tarred canvas, with a rolled-up blanket (generally gray or brown in color)

Haversack of black-tarred canvas Forage cap of dark blue wool and black brim

Woolen socks (varying colors)

Shelter-half of white canvas Hardtack

Coffee beans Black leather belt

Cotton or woolen shirt (varying colors)

1858 Springfield Rifled Musket (brown with silver-colored barrel)

Bayonet scabbard Salt Pork

Dark-blue woolen frock coat or 4-button fatigue jacket



Black, leather Cartridge Box Black leather Cartridge Box Strap

Black Percussion Cap Box “US” belt buckle


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