To portray a soldier in the iron brigade you will need the following items. Whilst this seems a lot , we can lend certain items until you acquire your own.
Frock Coat – Enlisted infantry pattern with sky blue piping on the collar and cuffs
Fatigue Blouse (Sack Coat)- dark blue wool with 4 brass eagle buttons.
Trousers– Sky blue FOOT PATTERN (Mounted pattern trousers have inside leg reinforcements)
Belt – Black leather with brass US buckle
Haversack – Tarred canvas with cotton inner liner
Cartridge Box & Belt – Black leather with brass US badge on the flap and brass eagle motif on belt. Internally the box should have 2 ammunition tins.
Cap Pouch – Black leather with lambswool insert
M1858 Dress Hat (Hardee) – Enlisted pattern with double row of stitching around the brim and a black 1/4″ ribbon around the base of the crown.
PONCHO – black tarred/rubberised canvas.
Brogans – Black leather rough or smooth side with horseshoes on the heel, it is highly recommended that you put hobnails on the soles to increase the life of the boots.
Great Coat– Sky blue infantry pattern great coat.