The Montgomery True Blues was an independent militia company organized in 1836. This painting by Joseph Thoits Moore hanging in the Alabama Department of Archives and History depicts the Montgomery True Blues on parade down Market Street (now Dexter Avenue) in Montgomery, Alabama.
I had a meeting in Montgomery today. During the lunch break, I made a quick run through the Alabama Department of Archives and History's "Alabama Voices" exhibit and took some quick pictures of a few of the most interesting items in the collection. If you happen to be in Montgomery AL, its definitely a "don't miss" exhibit - some really neat items on display. My apologies in advance for picture quality, lighting, and reflections on the glass - I did the best I could under the circumstances.
Up first, artifacts of the "Montgomery True Blues" of the Alabama Militia.
Antebellum US Military Shako worn by a member of an Alabama Militia unit.
Not labeled - my description highly decorated Cartridge box with striped strap. Since its in the case with other artifacts of the the Montgomery True Blues, I assume cartridge boxes of this type must have been used by some Alabama militia companies?
Labeled as: Model 1841 Mississippi rifle pouch, flask and belt.
Source OP image: Collection of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Montgomery, AL. Link