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Port Columbus is most proud of this detailed Navy cartridge box. Though similar to army boxes, this model is different since it is built to fit on a belt only and not on slings. It also has a variety of additional pouches sewn on the inside of the flap unique to naval needs. All have been painstakingly copied to make this one of the best reproduction boxes available today. Complete with tins.
This box is patterned from an original in the museum’s collections. It comes complete with tins which will accomodate pre-made paper pistol cartridges. Very good copy.
Very good reproduction of the revolver “frog” or holster. Built to fit the .36 caliber Navy Colt, or the .44 Colt Army model.
Standard enlisted sailor blue wool frock or shirt. These shirts are full fitting and full in the sleeves as well. They are very smart looking and of course, being of Civil War style, they tuck into the trousers, very unlike the later “jumpers” which fit outside the trousers.
Regulations for the Confederate Navy enlisted sailor frock is grey wool with white collar and cuffs, which is patterned after the USN 1852 pattern uniform. The US changed its blue shirt pattern to be all blue in 1859. Though this is the regulation CSN frock, very little has been found to document that many of these were actually made and issued.
Standard use in both navies are these 13 button trousers with wide legs. They have a string tighten system in the rear of the waist. Size is measured from the natural waist.
Enlisted sailors in both the US and Confederate Navies wore these distinctive “flat hats”. Port Columbus believes that both sides commonly wore the blue hats, but evidently the grey hat is regulation for CSN use.
During the Civil War, the navies did not issue white caps for summer wear, but rather white cap covers. These cotton covers duplicate the originals.
Sea service reenactors can find all about everything they’d like to know about this activity from this comprehensive book. From uniforms and equipment to copies of original forms, to drill and practices, this book is ideal. It also includes a complete guide to where to get various items needed to reenact sailors or marines effectively.
These white canvas sailor trousers are 13 button fall-front and come unhemmed. Size is measured from the natural waist.
Standard Civil War sailors’s frocks or shirts, is made of lightweight canvas, as seen here. Port Columbus has found evidence that both navies used this garment and uses them that way in museum interpretive programming. These are excellent reproductions with white buttons.
US Navy sailor’s frock or shirt. This one is made of lightweight muslin for those serving in tropical climes, which includes most of us in the South. This shirt is patterned off an original in the museum’s collection with blue denim trim. We have found them used by both the US and CS Navies and we use them that way in museum interpretive programming.
Our officers’ caps come in blue or grey and have the standard gold braid band on them. You will not find a better price for a Civil War naval officers’ cap.
The Round jacket is the standard coat worn by sailors during the Civil War. Though seen in photographs with different button combinations and arrangements, the most common is as in our reproductions. These coats come with USN buttons on the blue coats and CSN buttons on the grey ones.
US Marines were involved in the Civil War from beginning to end, both on ships and on shore. Port Columbus is proud to offer these terrific reproduction red piped coats at a bargain price. We have not yet found a good source for USMC buttons of the period, so they come with regulation US eagle buttons.
This is a fancier model, often used on “liberty dress” uniforms. Made of silver metal thread on a black background.
Standard insignia to be worn on the regulation officers cap. Available in early war formats, Master, Lt., Cmdr, Captain
Gold embroidered thread with the regulation Civil War era USMC kepi insignia.
Available for Master, Lt, Commander and Captain. Higher ranks have stars sewn in above the anchor.
Confederate regulations differ widely from USN regs. To match an original set in the museum’s collection which adorn Catesby Jones’ dress frock coat, the straps have a medium blue background and silver metal thread stars. Available in Master, Lt, Commander and Captain’s ranks.
When wearing white frocks or shirts, Confederate petty officers wore the white badge with blue thread.
Confederate regulations called for a grey badge with black thread, this to go on the regulation CSN grey sailors frock or shirt.
CSN buttons available are 5/8 inches(large)
and 1/4 inch es(small).
USN buttons measure 1/2 inches, and USMC buttons are 3/4 inches in diameter.
Confederate Marines served throughout the Civil War at all the ports in the South and on ships as well. Regulations call for a grey single breasted frock coat with black piping on the collar and cuffs.
This plate is 9 1/4 inches in diameter.
Black Leather Brogans for re-enactments. Made from 100% leather with suede shoelaces.