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1874 INFANTRY 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.  

An 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.  SOLD

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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