Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics



What a French Fusilier Carried in 1812

By George Nafziger
(with thanks to Michael MacGillivray)

In His Knapsack

Shako
Shako Cover
Houppe
Cape
Habit
Vest
Breeches
Underpants
Shirt
Pocket hankerchif
Collar
1 pair of cotton stockings
1 pair of gray gaiters
1 pair of shoes
Suspender buckles
Collar buckle
Breeches buckle
Fusil & bayonet
Giberne
Giberne cover
Fatigue hat
2 packets of cartridges
Ball puller
Replacement flint and lead reloads
Wooden (or horne) Flint
Piece of grease
Oil bottle
Ball puller? (Tourne vis)
small pin (Epinglette
Canteen (Petit bidon rempli)
Bread for 4 days
Meat for 2 days
Spoon

Spare Clothes & Haversack Contents

Cloth sack
Hide haversack
1 pair of breeches
2 shirts
1 pair of stockings
1 pair of black gaiters
1 pair of shoes
Head band (Serre-tete)
Comb
Tool kit (Trousse garnie)
Brad awl (Alene)
Button Puller (Tire-bouton)
Clothes wisk (Vergette)
Martinet
Brush for habit (Clothes brush)
Brush for shoes
Brush for copper
Button stick (Curette)
Astic for the giberne
Polisher (Polissoir - possibly for fingernails)
Pay Book

Bibliography

Magueron, L.J. Campagne De Russie, Henri Charles-Lavauzelle: Paris; 1897-1906.

 

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