LONGHUNTER 3, they are no longer white


If you guessed they are no longer white, you are correct.

My Pard dyed them in walnut dye he had extracted from boiling walnuts.  Once he had dyed the trousers and frock coat, he put them in vinegar to set the dye so the dye wouldn’t run if they got wet.

So my clothing has a faint vinegary smell and should hide any body odor during the weekend. I don’t know how long the smell will last.

I also got a hat that is black dome shaped with a brim about 4 inches wide. I have sewn it up on the left side to the dome to keep it from being knocked off when we do the manual of arms. Most carry movements with the flintlock are on the left side of the body

What happened at our first drill was a lesson to be remembered.

About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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