Re: Knapsack Use In the AOT 1863-1864
There is a great quote in Cozzen's Shipwreck of Their Hopes, of a Federal scouring the battlefield at Chattanooga for a CS knapsack to replace the one he lost at Chickamauga. He also describes in detail the contents.
"Them fellers out thar you ar goin up against, ain't none of the blue-bellied, white-livered Yanks and sassidge-eatin'forrin' hirelin's you have in Virginny that run atthe snap of a cap - they're Western fellers, an' they'll mighty quick give you a bellyful o' fightin."
In memory of: William Garry Co.H 5th USCC KIA 10/2/64 Saltville VA.