EQUIPMENT MANUAL - ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT MEMORANDA NO. 19
REPRINT: A quality reprint of “INFANTRY
EQUIPMENT 1874, ORDNANCE MEMORANDA No. 19”, originally
printed in Washington by the Government Printing Office
in 1875, this is an exact reproduction of the service
manual issued by the U.S. Army to the soldiers during
the Indian War Period.
This manual was the product of a
Board of Officers that was convened to examine and
recommend the proper equipment to outfit the infantry
soldier. The proceedings of this board and the results
of their recommendations is contained in this manual.
The manual consists of 62 pages of text detailing the
selection and description of the various pieces of
equipment to include: the haversacks, mess gear, belts,
canteens, cartridge boxes and bayonet scabbards. In
addition, there are nine additional pages of illustrated
plates that show each item of the soldier’s issue.
excellent source of information regarding the issue and
wear of this equipment for collector and reenactor
alike, this is an important addition to the library of
any serious student of the Indian Wars.