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The 15th Michigan

Contact Info
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15th Michigan Vol. Inf.
Based in
Metro Detroit, Michigan
Email: reenactor@15thmichigan.us

   We strive to be an authentic Civil War regiment in both actions and appearance. The uniform and equipment must be authentic in form and materials for a proper and correct impression. It is recommended that all new members seek the advice of an active member before making any purchase of clothing or equipment.

THE BASIC UNIFORM

(All prices are approximate)
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U.S. issue SACK COAT, dark blue wool with four union buttons, Inside breast pocket, lined or unlined $85.00

U.S. issue TROUSERS, sky-blue wool kersey with pewter or metal Buttons, tie string waist adjustment in back, two pockets with no Cuffs, $65.00

SUSPENDERS, cotton or liner (no elastic) $15.0

1860s period SHIRT, military or civilian patterns, white, colored or checkered, $40.00

Knit wool SOCKS, gray, $10.00

Jefferson pattern BROGANS, ankle height, black leather with heel plate, $105.00

U.S. issue FORAGE CAP, model 1861, dark blue wool, cotton lining with leather brim and chin strap, $35.00,
and
SLOUCH HAT, black or gray. The addition of a hat cord is optional, blue for infantry, $25.00 -$100.00 (Purchase the Forage Cap first.)

U.S. Springfield RIFLED MUSKET, Model 1861 with leather sling, $850.00

BAYONET and SCABBARD for Model 1861 Springfield Rifled Musket. Bayonet scabbard, U.S. pattern with copper rivets and brass tip, $40.00

Regulation U.S. WAIST BELT with oval "U.S." brass buckle and Keeper, $30.00

CAP POUCH, regulation U.S. issue with lambs wool inside, $15.00

U.S. Infantry CARTRIDGE BOX, black leather with sling and brass eagle breastplate, two tins and oval "U.S." plate on cartridge box cover, $70.00

CANTEEN, smoothside, with canvas shoulder strap, blue wool cover, with cork and chain, $40.00

U.S. pattern HAVERSACK, tarred canvas with button-in liner, $30.00

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

PONCHO, Civil War raincoat and ground cover, rubber coated canvas reinforced neck hole and edge grommets, $40.00

U.S. issue TIN CUP, $8.00 - $12.00

MESS PLATE, 9" diameter, $4.00 - $8.00

Period KNIFE, FORK, SPOON, $10.00 - 20.00

BLANKET, tan, gray wool blend with end stripes, $75.00

TENT, U.S. shelter half (Dog) tent. Two halves button together along top to form a regulation size wedge tent, with two end flaps, $100.00-$150.00

TENT STAKES, 8 needed, wrought iron square stock 10" long, $1.50 each $12.00

   There are many sutlers throughout the United States selling Civil War clothing, uniforms and equipment. The listed sutlers have provided good service in the past. A more complete list of sutlers can be found on the links page.

  • Infantry Leather Set consisting of:
    •  Waist Belt with oval "U.S." brass buckle 
    • Cap Pouch
    • Cartridge Box with sling and brass eagle breastplate, two tins and oval "U.S." plate on cartridge box
  • Brogans (shoes)
  • Haversack
  • Canteen
See the Training Team
  • Model 1861 Springfield Rifled Musket with leather sling & Bayonet 
Lodgewood Manufacturing
4949 Ventura Lane
Whitewater, WI 53190-1500
Telephone: 414 473-5444
  • Sack Coat
  • Trousers
  • Suspenders
  • 1860s period Shirt(s)
  • Gray knit wool Socks
  • Forage Cap
Quartermaster Shop
5565 Griswold Road
Kimball, MI 48074
Telephone: 810 367-6702
Fax: 810 367 6514
  • Slouch Hat
Dirty Billy's Hats
7574 Middleburg Rd.
Detour, MD 21756
410 775-1865
  • Tent
Panther Primitives (Tents)
P.O. Box 32
Normantown, WV 25267
800 487-2684