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Title: Cartridge-box.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


Brunswick Equipment.
Cartridge-box:
Cartridge-box used to carry normally 30 rounds of ammunition in a tray and 30 more rounds under the tray. With 60 rounds of ammunition the box was wuite heavy. The heavy leather gave good protection to the ammunition. It is not known if the diferent units had a different plate design. We know that the plates came in two different versions. One version was stamped brass sheeting the other design was a cast brass plate.


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Title: Shoes.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


Shoes: Shown are the regular German pattern. Please note the square front common to German shoes. To tie the shoes a brass buckles were probably used. The brass buckles are not yet installed.


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Title: Canteen.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


Canteen: The canteen was made as sheet metal and the inside was normally lined with bees-wax. The German pattern canteen was much larger than the British or American pattern. Normally 5 soldiers shared one canteen.


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Title: Tornister.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


Tornister: All soldiers carried a tornister. Made from calf-skin it held the few belongings of a soldier.


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Title: Gaiters.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


Gaiters: Gaiters were wprn over the shhoes and the lower part of the negs just reaching over the knees. They were made from linen and the material was woven in a herringbone pattern to give the gaiters more strength. They were waxed oroiled to protect the legs from rain and snow. They were closed with buttons on the side. To button them up most of the time a buttonhook was used. They were worn tight but not so tight that it would restrict the movement.


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Title: Neckstock.

Place: Duchy of Brunswick

Date: 1776 - 1783.


Neckstock: Every soldier was issued with a neckstock. It was worn over the collar of the shirt. The Brunswick and Prussian neckstocks were made from a black linen material, sewn together as a tube and a piece of cardboard was inserted to give the neckstock strength. In the back of the neck the neckstock was tied together.