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Enlisted Equipment

  • Sword Belts
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#231A      The Pattern 1851 Sword Belt (Enlisted)              $145.00

This belt can be made in either Black Buff, Waxed or bridle leather. The plate supplied is the cast Eagle plate with the applied silver wreath. Maker marks and inspectors marks are used only upon request.  The saber belt has shoulder straps and saber hangers. You will receive bridle leather unless otherwise specified.

There is an $45.00 extra charge for blackened buff.  These are dyed and finished as was done originally.  The blacking will come off and it will turn to a dark brown over time.
(Buckle is provided with this belt - Provide Waist Measurement when ordering.) (Snap are not included on enlisted sword belt)

Available With early plate upon request.  When ordering please state that you want the 1851 early NCO plate.  

There is a $15.00 extra charge for the early plate.

The description for the new plate can be found in the 1851 Regulations as follows:

90. For all officers and enlisted men--gilt, rectangular, two inches wide, with a raised bright rim; a silver wreath of laurel encircling the "Arms of the United States;" eagle, shield, scroll, and rays bright.  The motto "E Pluribus Unum." 

This style plate was used up until the pattern change in 1861, when the height of the plate was changed and the upper parts of the wreath were dropped. 

US enlisted sword belt shown in waxed leather.

This cavalry Sword belt made after the 1858 change in leather.


#239      CS Sword Belt (Enlisted) (Black or Russet)              $145.00

The sabre belt is provided with shoulder straps and sabre hangers. Uses the two piece sword belt style buckle. Specify which buckle you wish to have.

(Provide Waist Measurement) (Snap are not included on enlisted sword belt)

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BUCKLE OPTIONS

There are various buckles available for the #234, #239 and #239A Belts.
Tongue and Wreath Styles: Virginia State Seal, Alabama State Seal, "CS", "CS with Stars", Florida State Seal, Georgia State Seal, "SC", "NC", South Carolina State Seal, Texas Star, and "WA".

Rectangle Styles: Alabama State Seal, Virginia State Seal, "CSA", Louisiana State Seal, Mississippi State Seal

#240      1845 Cap Pouch             $86.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
The 1845 cap box is thought to be the first cap box the US army adopted.



#EW242      (Early War) 1850 Cap Pouch             $86.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
Until May 5, 1861 cap boxes were produced by the Watervliet Arsenal and added to the set being delivered by the contractors. The order went out for the contractors to now make the cap box as a part of the sets. The early 1850 cap box we are reproducing is from several in our collection. This cap box has no rivets in the back straps and the front flap does not cover the entire pocket and the stitch that holds the sheep skin does not go through the back of the cap box. We only make these cap boxes in two ways, with a small US stamp in the outer flap, and marked with H.A. Dingee or Gaylord makers stamp. (Specify)
This cap box is offered in hand sewn version only.




#PW241      US Shield Front Cap Pouch             $86.00

(Allegheny Arsenal-Prewar Pattern)

This cap pouch was made by the Allegheny Arsenal and is a pre-war pattern made with longer back straps to fit the riflemans belt. No rivets in the back straps.
(Completely Hand Sewn)


#PW241S      US Shield Front Cap Pouch  (Contractor produced- J.B. Sickles)            $86.00

This is a copy of the early cap pouches made at Allegheny Arsenal.   This one will fit on the rifleman's belt.  It has the long loops without rivets.

(Completely Hand Sewn)


#C241      Crossman Contract Shield-Front  Cap Pouch             $86.00

This cap pouch is a copy of the pre-war Allegheny pattern as can be seen the the photos below.  Although Crossman is not listed as having contracts in the early part of the war this style of pouch was not produced after the end of 1862.  

 


#HS241      US Shield-Front  Cap Pouch             $86.00

(Early War) (Contract)

(Completely Hand Sewn)
The shield front cap box began in production in the 1850's. If contractors got their samples from Allegheny Arsenal it would be this shield front pattern. This cap pouch has shorter back straps to fit the enlisted belt. Allegheny Arsenal included the shield front style until late 1862.



#HS242      1850 cap box (Mid War)  Cap Pouch     $86.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
This cap box has the rivets added in the back straps and the flap has been lengthened to cover the entire pocket. The stitch that holds in the sheep skin is now sewn through the back of the cap box. This box is available in all the different maker names we have. (Specify)


CS Cap pouches

These are broken down into three different styles the first is the confederate patterned after the US 1850 style, the second is a copy of the shield-front and the third is the imported British Enfield style.  All Of Our Cap Pouches Are Completely Hand Sewn. Each Cap Pouch Is Provided With A Nipple Pick.

Shield Front Style

#HS250      Unmarked Shield Front Style Cap Pouch        $86.00

(Black or Russet) (Completely Hand Sewn)

This cap pouch has the shield front with a single backstrap. It has no maker or inspector marks.



#HS250A      Magee & George Shield Front Style Cap Pouch           $86.00

(Black or Russet) (Completely Hand Sewn)

This cap pouch has the shield front with two back straps. It has the "MANUFACTURED BY MAGEE & GEORGE NEW ORLEANS" maker mark on the outside flap just above the row of stitching for the closure tab.





#HS250C      Richmond Arsenal Shield Front Style Cap Pouch              $86.00

(Black or Russet) (Completely Hand Sewn)

This cap pouch has the shield front with a single back strap. It has the "RICHMOND" marker mark on the outside front flap just above the row or stitching for the closure tab.



#HS250B      Baton Rouge Shield Front Style Cap Pouch             $86.00

(Black or Russet) (Completely Hand Sewn)

This cap pouch has the shield front with two back straps. It has the "CS ARSENAL BATON ROUGE LA" maker mark on the outside front flap just above the row of stitching for the closure tab.


#HS250D  Selma Arsenal shield front cap pouch     $94.00

(Black or Russet) (Completely Hand Sewn)  Wood finial

These pouches were produced at Selma Arsenal.  Selma produced cap pouches had a few difference as can be seen from the pictures.   The one in the pictures is shown as the original it was copied from and it is a two color cap pouch.  This is not that unusual in Confederate made pieces to find both black and russet pieces made into the same items.  This shows there was no concern as to the color of the item but that they were produced in order to equip the troops in the field.   

Some of these were marked with a second mark but there appears no exact reason why that I know of, but you can request the Tuscaloosa Dept stamp along with the Selma Arsenal.  If you know the answer to this please contact me and let me know.

 


C S Cap Pouch with Waxed Flap

#HSWX250  CS cap pouch with waxed outer flap  $86.00

This cap pouch is thought to have been made in the western part of Virginia.  I have seen three original cap pouches of this type.  These are the only original CS cap pouches that I have seen with a waxed outer flap.   The original pouch at the Atlanta History Center looks to have been something else and later made into a cap pouch.  There is several sets of stitching lines that have nothing to do with the manufacture of the cap pouch.  The second original I saw and photographed and the one I own do not have these stitch holes.  All three of the cap pouches were made of hemlock tanned leather and lead finials. 

The Pocket and inner flap are not waxed finished, but finished on the grain side of the leather.  But due to the problems of Hemlock leather in holding black the original appears to have a russet pocket and inner flap.  The original cap pouch was issued in black.

Click here to see pictures of the original cap pouch.  Picture 1     Picture 2

 


C S Cap Pouch with Waxed Flap

#HSWX250SP  CS cap pouch with waxed outer flap and russet pocket  $86.00

After finding more of these cap pouches some have been found made from English imported leather and the pocket on these pouches are in the "London" russet color.  The bodies were sill made from waxed leather, which at times was called ball bag leather.  There has been a large number of mixed leather CS items made, meaning black and russet leather mixed in the same piece.  These mixed items are found in cap pouches, cartridge boxes, and saddles.  Due to problems with leather sources they just used what they had to finish out the accouterments for the troops in the field.  

 


#EWHS250      Early War Shield Front Cap Pouch with Unformed Pocket             $86.00

(Black Only) (Completely Hand Sewn)

This cap pouch is made with an "Unformed pocket". It has a single back strap and has a brass finial.

These cap pouch are thought to have been made early in the war before the forms were made for the pocket.  Before the out break of the Civil War all cap pouches were made at either Allegheny Arsenal or Watervliet Arsenal and ten added to the contractor sets.  "I refer you to your letter addressed to Major Thornton, May 5, 1861. Before that date cap pouches and picks were supplied from Watervliet Arsenal. Orders more immediately given to the contractors to make them with the least possible delay; but it was a new thing, presses had to be made." 1.   From this quote you can see that both federal and confederate had to make the forms in order to press out the pockets for the cap pouches.  this uniformed CS cap pouch was thought to have been made in GA.

1. Paul Johnson, Civil War Cartridge Boxes of the Union Infantryman, (Lincoln, R.I., Andrew Mowbray Publisher, 1998), Pg. 110.


CS Manufactured Copy of the 1845 Cap Pouch.

#CS1845  CS Copy of the 1845 cap pouch     $86.00

I purchased the original to this cap pouch several years ago at a Civil War show in Richmond.  This a unmarked CS copy of the US pattern of 1845 cap pouch.  This is the typical CS cap pouch with a sling loop back strap.  The cap pouch comes with a brass finial.  I have no idea where this cap pouch was manufactured.  This a very early produced cap pouch since the original was made from hemlock tanned leather.


1850 Style Cap Pouches

#OW251  Oliver Wellborn 1850 Cap Pouch with Unformed Pocket       $86.00

This cap pouch has an unformed pocket and a single back strap.  It has maker marks, "Oliver Wellborn, Dalton, GA".  (Black Only) (Completely Hand Sewn)

These cap pouch are thought to have been made early in the war before the forms were made for the pocket.  Before the out break of the Civil War all cap pouches were made at either Allegheny Arsenal or Watervliet Arsenal and ten added to the contractor sets.  "I refer you to your letter addressed to Major Thornton, May 5, 1861. Before that date cap pouches and picks were supplied from Watervliet Arsenal. Orders more immediately given to the contractors to make them with the least possible delay; but it was a new thing, presses had to be made." 1.   From this quote you can see that both federal and confederate had to make the forms in order to press out the pockets for the cap pouches.


    

1. Paul Johnson, Civil War Cartridge Boxes of the Union Infantryman, (Lincoln, R.I., Andrew Mowbray Publisher, 1998), Pg. 110.


#OS251 Wellborn, Nichols, & Oliver 1850 Cap Pouch    $91.00

(Black or russet)

This reproduction is copied from the original example found in the Atlanta History Center.  $5.00 of each sale is donated to the History Center for preservation of the military collection.

This pouch is made in the English Color; a common color found on russet leather imported from England during the Civil War.  Shipping records including those at the ordnance Bureau's main port of entry at Wilmington show huge numbers of "cases", "bundles", "bales", "boxes", and "rolls" of leather came through the Blockade throughout the war.  Still more more arrived through Charleston, Mobile, Savannah, Galveston, Apalachicola and Matamoros Mexico.  (For more information on this russet color and several others pick up hte July/August issue of the North/South Trader for this article from Ken Knopp and David Jarnagin)

http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/



#HS251      Unmarked 1850 Style Cap Pouch (Black or Russet)              $86.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
This cap pouch has the 1850 style front with a single back strap. It has no maker or inspector marks.



#HS251A      Richmond Arsenal 1850 Style Cap Pouch (Black or Russet)                 $86.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
This cap pouch has the 1850 style front with a single back strap. It has the "RICHMOND" marker mark on the inside flap.


#HS252     CS LA 1850 Cap Pouch (Black Only)              $86.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
This cap pouch is the 1850 style with no maker marks and a pewter finial.  It bears the initials of the original owner.  The inner flap is marked W H over L A.   Could this have belonged to a soldier in a Louisiana regiment, I do not know for sure.    This cap pouch looks to be a copy of an early arsenal produced Federal Cap Pouch.  It has double back straps but no rivets.

To see pictures of the original cap pouch please follow this link.


#HS253     CS  1850 Cap Pouch (Black Only)                $86.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)

This cap pouch is the 1850 style with no makers marks and a brass finial.   This odd cut CS cap pouch is copied from the original and it has the same odd shape to the outer flap.  To see pictures of the original cap pouch please follow this link.


    


#ENF0241   CS Unformed pocket cap box (Black Only)              $90.00

(Completely Hand Sewn)
This cap pouch is made here in our shops and is copied from an original in our collection.  This cap pouch is not supplied with a nipple pick (cone pick).

These cap pouch are thought to have been made early in the war before the forms were made for the pocket.  Before the out break of the Civil War all cap pouches were made at either Allegheny Arsenal or Watervliet Arsenal and ten added to the contractor sets.  "I refer you to your letter addressed to Major Thornton, May 5, 1861. Before that date cap pouches and picks were supplied from Watervliet Arsenal. Orders more immediately given to the contractors to make them with the least possible delay; but it was a new thing, presses had to be made." 1.   From this quote you can see that both federal and confederate had to make the forms in order to press out the pockets for the cap pouches.

1. Paul Johnson, Civil War Cartridge Boxes of the Union Infantryman, (Lincoln, R.I., Andrew Mowbray Publisher, 1998), Pg. 110.


#BRIT45WB   British pattern of 1856 or 1857(?) cap pouch in whitened buff leather  $85.00

This is the cap pouch that was carried on the cartridge box sling.  The white buff ones were issued to the line troops.  There is not nipple pick supplied with this pouch.  This pouch is complete hand sewn.  Both the black and buff ones show up in pictures of Confederate troops.

#BRIT45HR  British pattern of 1856 or 1857(?) cap pouch in black bridle leather  $95.00

This is the cap pouch that was carried on the cartridge box sling.  The black bridle ones were issued to the rifle regiments.  There is not nipple pick supplied with this pouch.  This pouch is complete hand sewn.  Both the black and buff ones show up in pictures of Confederate troops.

 

Carbine and Pistol Boxes

#209       US Pistol Box             $99.50

The pistol box is copied from an original in our collection. May be had with Gaylord maker marks upon request. This box does not use a tin. 
(Order Belt Separately)      

CS209 Pistol Box  (Black or Russet)   $95.50

This box is copied from an original box and looks very close to the Federal version of the same box with a few minor differences.  The way the back straps and tab for the lead finial are stitched.

 


#207        The 1860 Carbine Cartridge Box         $125.00

This box has a wooden block with 20 bored holes for any of the .54 caliber carbines. This box conforms to the 1857 regulations to be carried by belt or sling, but normal carriage for the box is on the belt. There is an implement pocket.  The wooden block is included.  

(Order Belt Separately) 




 

#207SM        The 1860 Carbine Cartridge Box        $137.00

This box was made specially for the Smith Carbine.  The cartridge took a hole bored in the block a .66 dia.  This block will still hold 20 rounds but the box is longer and shorter than a standard 1860 carbine.  The wooden block is included.

(Order Belt Separately) 


#208        Sharps Carbine Cartridge Box (Late War)         $99.50
 

 This box has a single tin with no dividers, it was designed to hold 20 rounds of sharps cartridges or carbine of comparable caliber. The sharps box was to be replaced by the 1860 carbine box but is was contracted as late January 1865. There is no inner flap but it does have an implement pocket. Designed for belt carriage. The tin is included. 
(Order Belt Separately) 

#EL280       Early Pattern US Regulation Pistol Holster (Right Side-Butt Forward)   $102.00

The early pattern holster were made to fit each pistol.  When ordering please specify which pistol the holster will be used for such as Colt Army and Navy, Remington, and Star.  You will notice the tight fit of a new holster.  Wet it on the inside with warm water, then place the well oiled pistol within for a day or so.  You will get the pleasing contour reproduction as well as a perfect fit.  Water does not hurt oak-tanned leather if it is air dried.  

#EL280D      Early Pattern US Regulation Pistol Holster For Walker Dragoon (Right Side-Butt Forward)   $119.50

This early pattern holster is made to fit the Walker Dragoon.   You will notice the tight fit of a new holster.  Wet it on the inside with warm water, then place the well oiled pistol within for a day or so.  You will get the pleasing contour reproduction as well as a perfect fit.  Water does not hurt oak-tanned leather if it is air dried.  

 


#280       US Regulation Pistol Holster (Right Side-Butt Forward)   $94.00

Handmade here in our leather shop.  Copied from the original in our collection.  These holsters are made of oak tanned leather, stitched in linen thread and has the   correct rivets and finial.  They will fit Colt Army and Navy, Remington, and Star.  You will notice the tight fit of a new holster.  Wet it on the inside with warm water, then place the well oiled pistol within for a day or so.  You will get the pleasing contour reproduction as well as a perfect fit.  Water does not hurt oak-tanned leather if it is air dried.   

 


CS Holsters (Black or Russet)

From a great variety of Confederate holsters, we have chosen a pattern which gives the most protection to the weapon.  Confederates often wore the pistol on the right with the butt to the rear (using the left-side, butt-forward holster).  We offer holsters made in this way as well as the traditional right-side, butt forward style.  Matched pairs may be ordered.  When ordering please specify which pistol the holster will be used for such as Colt Army and Navy, Remington, and Star.

#281       CS Pistol Holster (Right Side, Butt Forward)    $99.50

#282       CS Pistol Holster (Left Side, Butt Forward)   $99.50

We can make them of other pistols on request but this will be a special order and you will need to talk to David Jarnagin about placing the order.  You can contact him at 662-287-4977 or e-mail at djarnagin@bellsouth.net

#2708      US Enlisted Sabre Wrist Strap (Black Only)              $65.00



White Buff Sword Knot

#2708WB   Buff sword Knot   $99.00

#2708BDB   Buff Dyed black Sword Knot   $129.00

This sword knot is copied after an original in the Jarnagin collection.   This knot first came available in the 1840's and was made through the 1850's

US Carbine Slings

Made here in our shops for durability and authenticity. Has the regulation carbine sling buckle and brass end piece. Can be furnished in black, russet or white.

#WB2706 White Buff Carbine Sling with the Steel Swivel Snap   $150.00


 This sling uses the early buckle.


#WBB2706   Post 1851 (regulation where the buff is now dyed black)     $165.00

This sling uses the early buckle


#EL2706 Early War carbine Sling.   $102.00


This sling is made from waxed leather. The Army began making the carbine slings from waxed leather in 1858. This sling also has the early carbine sling buckle. 


#2706    Carbine Sling (without the Swivel Snap)   $102.00


#2706A    Carbine Sling with the Steel Carbine Swivel Snap   $121.00



#2707             Carbine Swivel Snap Reproduction                                                                   $19.95


CS Carbine Sling with steel buckle and hook  $155.00


I looked at the original to this sling many years ago and it was thought to have been made in Tennessee.  I looked at it very closely and it was of the period but no marks could be found to tell where it was made other than it was definitely Confederate.  Odd enough is the brass ring and steel snap.  Although the original was black it could have been made in russet if the supply of black dyed leather ran out.

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Crown soap-  4oz of soap in a tin container $6.95

We are now offering this period soap for cleaning leather.  This is based off a period recipe for soap liked by harness makers.  This is not like modern saddle soaps but instead is mostly made from cod oil.  This type of soap will clean the leather but not be harsh enough to damage the leather.   Leather items should be cleaned with soap several times a year in order to prevent the build up of dirt and other things that will damage the grain surface. 

#113      Neatsfoot Oil 8 fl. oz. 100% pure              $6.95

#PW124        Preservation Wax                            $12.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  This is the clear wax, for use on russet items.  This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage.   

 #BPW125        Black Preservation Wax              $15.95

This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items.  Lamp black has been added to help maintain the black color of your leather items.   This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage. 


Links to other leather care pages


This link has information on how the soldiers of the time cared for the leather gear issued to them.

THE REENACTOR’S GUIDE TO LEATHER CARE IN THE 19TH CENTURY  


Care information on old (tanned in the mid 19th century). This link will give basic insight on how to care for your original leather.

Leather Preservation for leather tanned before 1890


The same basic information but trailored to leather tanned around 1900 and later.

Leather Preservation  Please follow this link for more information on the care and feed of leather.