Commanding Officers Report on circular of clothing and equipment Octover 13, 1862

Commanding Officers Report on circular October 13, 1862 concerning clothing and equipment of Volunteers Upper Canada: – Public Archives of Canada RG9-LC8 Vol IV

The following clothing was issued to certain Militia Departments in late 1862.

Toronto, Merchant’s Rifle Comp., 20 Oct. 1862:

81 Long Enfields, 1856 pattern, buff accoutrements – Canadian Cloth, green – Shako, same as clothing, small plume with bronze bugle with letter M in the centre – acquired 1862.

Toronto (unnamed Rifle Comp.) 28 Oct. 1862:

81 stands of Enfield Rifles with accoutrements…pipe clayed – green faced red – Half Shako and plume.

Toronto – Civil Service R. Comp., 27 Oct. 1862:

60 Long Enfields (1861), black accoutrements – green cloth, red facings as per circular 19 May 1860 – Forage cap rifle green with red stripes to correspond with uniform – April 1862.

Toronto “University and Colleges”, 20 Oct 1862:

60 Enfield Rifles 53. 1861 – Rifle green, red facings – Cap with bob of green – last month.

Toronto, Highland Rifle Comp. (No. 4 coy, 2nd bat.), 23 Oct. 1862: 50 Rifles, 45 bayonets – Rifle green with scarlet facings – Highland cap with red white band and plume of feathers.

Toronto (No. 7 Coy, 2nd Bat.), 20 Oct 1862:

No uniforms or arms – Black cloth caps – Only officers have full uniform.

Toronto (No. 8, 2nd Bat.), 21 Oct 1862:

50 Long Enfields 1856, buff accoutrements – Dark green Canadian kersey with scarlet facings – low shako with black plume.

Toronto (No. 9, 2nd Bat.) 8 Nov. 1862:

50 Rifles and buff belts – Canadian Grey – Canadian Grey cap – 18 months.

Toronto (10 Bat., No 2 coy) 3 Nov. 1862:

50 stands of arms with accoutrements – rifles of 1856 and 1860 pattern – No uniforms – 50 great coats.

Toronto (unidentified coy) 21 Oct. 1862:

50 Enfield Rifle pattern 1856, buff belts – no uniforms – 50 great coats.

Toronto (No. 5 Coy, 2nd Bat) 20 Oct. 1862:

50 stands of Long Enfields (or Minie) with accoutrements – no uniforms – 50 great coats.

Toronto (No. 3 coy, 2nd Bat.) 1 Nov. 1862:

50 Long Enfield – Rifle green cloth, red facings – shako. Between 1860-1862.

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