Look what I found in one of my US Cavalry books. These books are usually pretty accurate, so go figure. Read once they could be worn but not mandatory. Guy on horse enlisted and summer shirt. It says 1942 and look at the Garand. One summer 1941 before war. Enjoy the confusion.
The garand is what they had. Here's an excerpt from the book "Odyssey of a Philippine Scout" by Major Whitehead, a 26th cavalry officer. ----------- As the weather cooled, woolen shirts replaced the khaki worn during the hot season. Otherwise the uniform remained the same the year round; khaki breeches, boots, and campaign hat, which was exchanged for a steel helmet in the field. The Scout wore an ammunition belt with suspenders, on which was attached his first aid packet, a pouch holding two pistol clips of .45 ammunition and his pistol holster. In his pistol was a third clip of ammunition. The rifle ammunition pouches on his belt were filled with eight-round clips for the M-1 rifle. Rifle ammunition was ball, except for one clip of armor-piercing and one of tracer. The gas mask hung on his left side.
He rode the standard US Army McClellan saddle. His bridle was the standard military bit and bridoon (bit refers to the curb, bridoon to the snaffle) which requires a double headstall and two sets of reins. In the field, a leather halter was worn beneath the bridle, a halter shank of hemp rope snapped to the halter ring, the free end passed over the animal's neck and tied in a knot similar to a hangman's. On the pommel of the saddle was strapped a nosebag, with a feeding of oats and a raincoat. The cantell roll, made up of a woolen blanket, mosquito bar and shelter half was strapped behind the saddle. In the cantel bags were carried a set of horseshoes , and nails, a grooming kit and tent pegs and ropes, a mess kit, emergency rations, toilet articles, a towel, and anything else a trooper can cram into them. On the outside of the near cantel bag was strapped his canteen cover with canteen and cup. The boot for his rifle was hung on the near side beneath the skirt at an angle; the rifle was inserted muzzle first with the butt up and forward.
Post by legionnaire on Dec 29, 2007 19:54:12 GMT -5
Here's what I found on were to order.
Lieutenant Colonel Ramsey has signed each print individually, the canvas ones on the back and the paper ones as indicated above. Each print will be accompanied by a narrative of the charge, signed by the president of the U.S. Cavalry Association.
These limited edition prints are available to the public until the remaining ones have been sold. The cost is $425 for canvas prints and $195 for paper prints. Both prices include tax, shipping and handling. The canvas prints are mailed in cardboard mailing tubes and the paper prints in reinforced mailers. Prints will be mailed in the order checks are received.
Those wishing to purchase prints may purchase them by mailing a check made out to U.S. Cavalry Association
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