How would a soldier go about shortening the length of the leather sling on his cartridge box or the canvas shoulder strap on his forage bag?
Mine are too long. Most photos show hip length and I'm nearly mid-thigh.
If this has already been discussed on the AC somewhere, sorry, I couldn't find it using the "search" box.
Liberty Guards Mess
GG Grandson of Pvt. Willis Shattuck (1842-1912), Co. F, 16th NY Vol Inf and Co. K, 73rd Ohio Vol Inf
"Dig Johnnies! We're coming for you!"
Six foot seven inch tall Union Brigade Commander Newton Martin Curtis as he tossed a handful of shovels over the traverse at Fort Fisher. The shovels had been sent from the rear with the suggestion of entrenching for a siege.