Hello, Need your help. Have been selected to give a presentation on the Common Soldier who fought in the Battle of Shiloh in April of 1862. The Kenosha Civil War Museum is sponsoring this Fall seminar on Shiloh. I will be covering the uniforms and the firearms used by both the North and the South. I have all the Illinois uniforms, some Indiana, some Iowa, but little Ohio. Does anyone out there know of a Quartermaster Report of the issuance of uniforms by the State of Ohio for late Fall, early 1862. I do know that Ohio was relying on the Federal Quartermaster for a lot of clothing but specifics are lacking. On the Confederate side, I do have many notes on the Pensacola Troops under Bragg, and some Tennessee, but any information out there would be appreciated. On firearms that is coming along quite well. Lots of notes on what types of firearms were issued to the Northern Troops, but Confederate sources are scant. I do have an ordnance report for replenishment of ammunition for the CS troops which does give an indication of what type of guns they carried. Issuance of gun flints, buck and ball, or Enfield cartridges are recorded. The Confederates were still operating under the Commutation System for clothing through Shiloh. They were paid $26 every six months to supply themselves clothing. Every Company, Regiment, or individual had its own story to tell on how or where or what kind of clothing they received or paid for or were issued. Anything on that is also appreciated. I am not asking for you do do my research. I am asking for places or people to contact to check collections or memoirs. A Wisconsin soldier on Shiloh, he remembered the Confederates as dressed in half civilian half military clothing. Lots of jeans cloth and frock coats.
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