1861 – 1865




What you will need

The 4th U.S Infantry were part of “The Old Army”, the original ten regiments that formed the standing U.S. Army prior to the Civil War. As such, their uniform and equipment reflected the pre-war issuances in effect when the war started. As the war drew on, pieces of clothing and equipment were replaced as items were lost or worn out.

A Note on Cost

The complete uniform, equipage and musket is not inexpensive. However, this is not an investment you will need to make right away as the unit owns extra equipment for the purpose of loaning to new recruits for the first few events as they start to purchase their own basic uniform and kit.

Things Required

Dark blue forage cap with single brass No 4

Black waist belt with oval U.S. buckle

Black cap box

Dark blue canteen with black leather sling

Black Brogan shoes (but black desert boots will do for the first year

Dark blue sack coat and sky blue Infantry trousers

White shirt

Black cartridge box with oval brass lid weight and round eagle motif

Socks – wool or cotton

Black Haversack

Advanced Uniform and Kit

9 Button dark blue military waiscoat

Dark blue frock coat

Bayonet with black scabbard and frog

Enlisted Mans Hardee Hat with Black Ostrich feather and brass badges

Musket (must be 3 band) -preferred 1861 Springfield

Download 4th U.S. Infantry Federal Kit pdf

The 4th U.S. are an American Civil War Reenactment Group and are in no way related to the United States Military.

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