The Civil War reenacting hobby has changed quite a bit over the last several years. Where at one time groups could pick a single unit to portray, that is no longer the case unless that unit wants to limit the events it attends. Events are now setting the units that will be portrayed as well as the uniform and equipment guidelines. To reflect this change and so as not to limit the events the Armory Guards may attend, we do not have a specific set of uniform guidelines. We do however focus primarily on the western theater Confederate and Federal Impressions.
We do have some general rules that all our members must follow and here they are:
All uniform and equipage must be constructed using period correct patterns, techniques and materials
Members must meet or exceed the guidelines posted for any event attend by the unit or the individual.
Members must follow the unit By-Laws
Use of illegal substances or serving alcohol to minors is strictly forbidden.
Failure to follow these simple rules can result in a members expulsion from the unit.
In an effort to assist our members find properly constructed uniforms and equipment, we have compiled this list of suggested vendors. This is by no means the only source of correct equipment but it is a good place to start.
Nick Sekela - Clothing & Uniforms
Wambaugh, White & Company - Confederate and Federal Uniforms
Mossy Creek Mercantile - Sean Cooper - Clothing
Missouri Boot & Shoe - Shoes, Accoutrements, Knapsacks
Duvall Leatherwork - Accoutrements
Carter & Jasper Mercantile - Clothing, Tin Ware, Blankets, Misc. Items
Ezra Barnhouse Goods - Tin Ware, Clothing, Books, Misc. Items
TP&H Trading Company - Hats
Clearwater Hats - Hats
John Zimmerman - Muskets and Rifles
Lodgewood Mfg - Muskets and Rifles
Blockade Runner - Defarbed Muskets and Bayonets only!!
Authentic Campaigner - Used Gear