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[Accouterments] Virginia Militia

I have been trying to find out, without a lot of luck, what type of accoutrements would have been issued to a member of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. Also, what type of knapsack ? Would these items have been along the same patterns as the regular army IE: lehrebette knapsack and 1808 box or something different ? I have a copy of Chartrands book, and am aware that some units like The Richmond Light Infantry Blues or the more wealthier companies procured their own items, but what about the general line militia ?

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