In the Field How many spare parts for accouterments per 1,000 men in the field per year?

major bill

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The easy answer is the is to look at The Ordinance Manual for the Use of Officers of the United States Army (1861).
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So does the spare parts section help explain how many of these needed to be replaced? However it does not say how many were damaged and needed to be replaced or how many were lost.
 

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I'm sure that would be a fluid situation depending on how active a particular unit was at a certain time. That quite a list of spare gear, I'm sure that would be in a perfect word which it rarely was.
 

major bill

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Some of the items would not keep a soldier from doing their job, however, the men would need a the plate for the waist belt.
 
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Cartridge box plate, waist belt plate and cone pick make sense, but the second item seems strange. Was there a separate belt issued just for the cartridge box to be worn individually, that it would require a belt plate? I thought all went on the same belt.
 
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