Volunteer Clothing, Equipment, & Weapons

The following 19 page article by Mike Anderson introduces us to the civilian clothing normally worn by volunteer soldiers in the Mexican-American War:

The Mexican War Volunteer 6-20-19.pdf

 

The following five page article by Mike Anderson is a primer on the headwear, clothing, and footwear worn by volunteer soldiers in the Mormon Battalion:

Introduction to Headwear, Clothing, and Footwear 6-20-19.pdf

 

The following 51 page article by Mike Anderson describes civilian headwear worn during the 1840s, including the slouch hat, top hat, wheel cap, and straw hat:

Headware 1840s 6-20-19.pdf

 

The following 10 page article by Mike Anderson describes the havesack used during the Mexican-American War tp carry rations and individual mess gear:

The Mexican War Haversack 6-20-19.pdf