Soldier Gear

The Civil War In4 Minutes

Haversacks, canteens, ammunition, knapsacks, caps, coats, shirts, wool pants, shoes and of course, a musket. Civil War soldiers on both the Union and Confederate side had to be ready to march at a moment's notice, and therefore carried "their house" on their backs on battlefields, cities and towns across America.

Douglas Ullman Jr. is a historian and battlefield preservationist.