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Civil War Marine Uniform Requirements

Compared to other "reenactment groups," we are setting the standard for excellence in Civil War USMC reenacting.   As a result, it will take a little additional effort and money to do it right.  A byproduct of this standard will be pride and esprit de corps.  Members purchase their own uniforms and equipment from our list of preferred suppliers.  If you purchase your equipment from the preferred suppliers (selected for quality of their work, NOT nepotism!) and maintain it well, it will provide you many years of faithful service.

Single breasted frock coat
$225
White Trousers    
$65
Blue Trousers  
$65
Uniform buttons  
$  20
Kepi (cap)
$65
Brogans (shoes)
$80
Socks (2 pair - price each)
$  9
White shirt 
$35
Suspenders
$15
White cotton gloves
$ 5
Bayonet
$25
Rifle Sling
$15
'42, '55 or '61 Springfield
$425 and up
Accouterments
$300
Canteen
$35
Backpack
$100
Haversack
$25
Eating gear
$15
Rain poncho
$  30
Tin Cup
$  12
Blanket
$50

Is this expensive? YES!  But we are doing it right, and when all is said and done, you will have the absolute best Union Marine kit in the entire Civil War reenacting community.  By holding ourselves to such a high uniformity and quality standard, we will do justice to the Civil War Marine.  We do not publish the contacts here because some of the sources are overworked cottage business owners who have agreed to work with us as long as the orders are limited to Constellation personnel only.