Re: Houston Depot cartridge box usage
If not mistaken, much of the gear utilized by Sibley's troops was US issue, captured from the garrisons at San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas....Fred Adolphus wrote an excellent article on the 3rd Texas Infantry, who served entirely in the Trans-Miss, documenting their complete outfitting in uniforms and accoutrements for the first 3 years of the War from the US quartermaster stores taken from San Antonio.
Last edited by Secesh; 04-29-2012 at 12:43 AM.
Tom "Mingo" Machingo
Independent Rifles, Weevil's Mess
Vixi Et Didici
"I think and highly hope that this war will end this year, and Oh then what a happy time we will have. No need of writing then but we can talk and talk again, and my boy can talk to me and I will never tire of listening to him and he will want to go with me everywhere I go, and I will be certain to let him go if there is any possible chance."
Marion Hill Fitzpatrick
Company K, 45th Georgia Infantry
KIA Petersburg, Virginia