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  • Pigs & Tomatoes, The 1861 Houston Expedition - May 17-19, 2019

    The 36th Illinois is proud to announce that we will be hosting an immersion event May 17-19 2019 at Independence Pioneer Village in Oakland Illinois. In 1861 a force of Federal troops left Rolla Missouri on a daring expedition into Texas County as a show of force and to quell confederate Sympathies. This expedition faced the task of foraging for supplies, a hostile population and the hardships of campaign for the first time. Join us May 17th-19th 2019 for an immersion event set in this turbulent time. We will be posting research, registration information and impression guidelines soon so stay tuned. Expect to forage for food, deal with civilians of mixed loyalties, get a taste of what 1861 Missouri was like and MANY MANY More surprises! First person interactions will be encouraged. There will be public visiting hours during the day which will provide a unique interpretive experience. This will be a primarily Federal event. Civilian and CS impressions will be by invitation only due to the limited amount of roles available. Please join the group page below.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1231...?fref=mentions
    Scott Sheets
    Joliet, IL

    36th Illinois
    Dirty Shirts

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    Re: Pigs & Tomatoes, The 1861 Houston Expidition - May 17-19, 2019

    HOUSTON2.jpg I will be there hope folks enjoy
    Sean Cowger
    Co.B 36th Illinois Vols

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    • #3
      Re: Pigs & Tomatoes, The 1861 Houston Expedition - May 17-19, 2019

      Uniform Guidlines are as follows.

      Impression: Co B. 36th Illinois

      Headgear: Hardee hat in at least ok shape. We ask that you at least wear a horn although we encourage a fully dressed Hardee no numbers. A pretty new square brimmed forage cap is a distant 2nd choice(please leave these unadorned) no kepis

      Uniform Coat:
      Illinois State Jacket is first choice, a Sack coat in good shape is second choice. Frock Coats are NOT allowed.

      Overcoat:
      Dark or Light Blue US pattern Great Coat

      Shirt:
      Federal Domet flannel
      Wool flannel
      Civilian

      Trousers:
      The Regiment received both dark and light blue trousers.

      Footwear:
      Brogans are first choice, Boots are also fine

      Undergarments:
      Period correct drawers and socks

      Haversack:
      Regulation Painted

      Canteen:
      1858 Smoothside. Bulleye canteens grudgingly allowed because we like you to drink water

      Knapsack:
      1855 double bag first choice. 1823 pack allowed, Blanket roll last resort. no millitia packs

      Tentange: NO SHELTER HALVES they did not yet exist. The army will give you a tent when it feels like it soldier!

      Blankets:
      Federal issue of correct materials and construction. The 36th received issue blankets in double length for their initial issue. So feel free to purchase a double length blanket of you can find one.

      Gum Blankets:
      Several letters from the regiment report receiving a gum blanket for every other man. So buddy up with a friend and decide who is bringing the gum blanket.


      Leathers:
      1857/61 pattern boxes are preferred.

      2 rivet Scabbard preferred

      1855 Cap Pouch preferred.

      Puppy Paw belt with sewn keeper preferred.NO BRASS BELT KEEPERS.

      NO CARTRIDGE BOX BELTS. At the time of the initial equipment issue the St. Louis Arsenal had received permission to omit Cartridge Box Belts. No ID'd photo of the early war 36th shows cartridge box belts.

      1855 riflemans rig is allowed

      Weapons:
      Co. B was armed with 1841 rifles ( likely the Snell version) and Co. A Armed with Enfield rifles with Saber Bayonets). The remainder of the Regiment was armed with alteredbe1816's. So we are allowing some stand in weapons.

      1st Choice is the 1841 mississippi rifle with a Sabre Bayonet.

      2nd Choice 2 band enfield with Sabre Bayonet

      3rd Choice 2 band 1855 US rifle with Sabre Bayonet

      4th Choice: 1816,1822, or 1842 US Muskets and .69-72 cal import muskets.

      5th Choice: 3 band springfield or enfield rifle muskets

      - - - Updated - - -

      Uniform Guidlines are as follows.

      Impression : Co B 36th Illinois Infantry

      Headgear: Hardee hat in at least ok shape. We ask that you at least wear a horn although we encourage a fully dressed Hardee no numbers. A pretty new square brimmed forage cap is a distant 2nd choice(please leave these unadorned) no kepis

      Uniform Coat:
      Illinois State Jacket is first choice, a Sack coat in good shape is second choice. Frock Coats are NOT allowed.

      Overcoat:
      Dark or Light Blue US pattern Great Coat

      Shirt:
      Federal Domet flannel
      Wool flannel
      Civilian

      Trousers:
      The Regiment received both dark and light blue trousers.

      Footwear:
      Brogans are first choice, Boots are also fine

      Undergarments:
      Period correct drawers and socks

      Haversack:
      Regulation Painted

      Canteen:
      1858 Smoothside. Bulleye canteens grudgingly allowed because we like you to drink water

      Knapsack:
      1855 double bag first choice. 1823 pack allowed, Blanket roll last resort. no millitia packs

      Tentange: NO SHELTER HALVES they did not yet exist. The army will give you a tent when it feels like it soldier!

      Blankets:
      Federal issue of correct materials and construction. The 36th received issue blankets in double length for their initial issue. So feel free to purchase a double length blanket of you can find one.

      Gum Blankets:
      Several letters from the regiment report receiving a gum blanket for every other man. So buddy up with a friend and decide who is bringing the gum blanket.


      Leathers:
      1857/61 pattern boxes are preferred.

      2 rivet Scabbard preferred

      1855 Cap Pouch preferred.

      Puppy Paw belt with sewn keeper preferred.NO BRASS BELT KEEPERS.

      NO CARTRIDGE BOX BELTS. At the time of the initial equipment issue the St. Louis Arsenal had received permission to omit Cartridge Box Belts. No ID'd photo of the early war 36th shows cartridge box belts.

      1855 riflemans rig is allowed

      Weapons:
      Co. B was armed with 1841 rifles ( likely the Snell version) and Co. A Armed with Enfield rifles with Saber Bayonets). The remainder of the Regiment was armed with alteredbe1816's. So we are allowing some stand in weapons.

      1st Choice is the 1841 mississippi rifle with a Sabre Bayonet.

      2nd Choice 2 band enfield with Sabre Bayonet

      3rd Choice 2 band 1855 US rifle with Sabre Bayonet

      4th Choice: 1816,1822, or 1842 US Muskets and .69-72 cal import muskets.

      5th Choice: 3 band springfield or enfield rifle muskets it
      Scott Sheets
      Joliet, IL

      36th Illinois
      Dirty Shirts

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Pigs & Tomatoes, The 1861 Houston Expedition - May 17-19, 2019

        HOUSTONADD1.jpg
        http://b36thillinois.org/pigsandtoma...WF4276WV5FFFCU
        Sean Cowger
        Co.B 36th Illinois Vols

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