Civil war knapsack for sale
Civil war knapsack pattern
The Civil War soldier was given a knapsack in addition to his other equipment. The knapsack had nothing more than a rolled blanket, extra rations, and the balance of 60 rounds of ammunition that couldn’t fit in a 40 round cartridge box in light marching order. The knapsack could contain anything from a new outfit to underwear, a poncho or rubber blanket, and a woolen blanket at other times. The guys, on the other hand, appeared to leave enough in camp so that their knapsack weighed just about 15 pounds when they hit the road. Various types of knapsacks were used at the time. Ours is made of enameled canvas and features three adjustable top straps with buckles for securing a blanket, two adjustable straps with buckles for securing the flap, and two adjustable shoulder straps, one with a buckle closure and the other with a brass hook. The box section has a canvas closure with links when the top flap is lifted. The measurements are 13 3/4″ X 15″ X 4″, which are identical to the original. Ours is made of 1/2″ plywood instead of the original 3/8″ timber. For added strength, all straps and hooks are riveted to the frame.
Civil war knapsack hook
Right on schedule for hurricane season! The big, heavy-duty sea bags from Blockade Runner are ready to go. This bag is 22 inches wide and 32 inches tall when laid flat. Man with a lot of dirty clothes in his bag. This canvas’ weave is so strong that if you used it as a sea anchor, it would stop you dead. It has eight brass grommets and is threaded with a thick hemp thread. Only your artwork, stencils, or needlepoint are required for this bag.
This is the way to go if you just need anything to keep dry. Perfect for storing your favorite coat, blankets, food, or something else. When laid out flat, it measures 28 inches tall by 18 inches wide. To keep the weather out, a long piece of 1/2 flat braid cotton is added and tied around the neck. You don’t have to be a sailor to appreciate the worth of a quality water-resistant item like this.
We’re overjoyed that this item is back in stock. A haversack in the civilian style made of heavy cotton carpet stock. A very convenient bag for the civilian male or female when out and about, day tripping, going to the shop, or even staying overnight. Don’t worry if this one is a little too “bright” for you; they come in a range of colors, including muted tones.
Civil war knapsack buckles
Generated during the original period.
It’s here, 150-year-old surplus, don’t you just adore it? Years ago, in the mid-1970s, a man in upstate New York placed advertisements in nearly every issue of the Shotgun News. He marketed assorted old US Civil War and Spanish American War surplus, including original Civil War knapsacks like this one, which he sold in lots of a dozen or more for $6.00 each. Those were the days, when $72 plus shipping was a substantial sum of money. Well, things have changed, and prices have changed as well. This is an example of what you would have gotten in the mail back in the day. It’s almost there, with all of the straps and metal fittings. Although the leather is pliable, it is rigid. The only major drawbacks are that some fabric separation can be seen where it was creased when folded for storage and that some of the strap ends’ tips are missing. It does, however, have a rather simple 1864 date and maker’s name. Since this pack is so soft, it could easily be filled with bubble wrap for a more professional presentation. It’s a nice old pack that’s ready to put on show.
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This knapsack is a pre-war militia design that can be seen in several photos from the time period. We bought an original hardpack knapsack at a Civil War exhibition a few years ago, and we’ve been copying it ever since.
Colonel Todd claims that this knapsack is one of the most popular Confederate problems in his book American Military Equipage, published by the Company of Military Historians. We were able to obtain a near-mint original knapsack of this kind, which we used to create our replica.
This is a big single knapsack. There is an inside divider made of blue and white cotton bed ticking that ends just short of the bottom of the bag. Two shoulder straps form a “X” on the back, cross over the shoulder, and secure the bag. Overcoat straps (blanket straps) are included with this knapsack, allowing you to wear a blanket rolled up on top.
We based this knapsack on an original belonging to Charles L. Cogar, a private in Company F of the 2nd Iowa Regiment. When he was discharged from Camp Montgomery, MS, he took his knapsack home with him (southeast of Corinth). He was discharged from the army on July 21, 1862, due to a war injury.