In the North
Before the Civil War
Also, Union soldiers carried a heavy knapsack, a blanket, and a small protective cover called “dog tent”. Union soldiers carried a haversack filled with the usual set of eating implements, a canteen and a frying pan being the most important. Unlike the southern Rebels, the Federals were required to groom themselves, and maintain a proper appearance, therefore their kit also included a comb, a razor, and other personal hygiene products.
Duties of a Soldier
Perspective of a Union Soldier
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