Some people who post here are involved in Civil War reenactment bands.
An article appeared in our local newspaper several days ago, but I forgot to save the newspaper clipping.
Fortunately, the local newspaper included the article in its on-line version:
Civil War re-enactors create cottage industry | courier-journal | The Courier-Journal
If you click on the picture of the soldier on the far right of the page, you get a larger image which contains these facts around the picture of the soldier:
Would any of the posters here in Trumpet Master be willing to tell us how much it costs to buy an authentic cornet and bugle for use in Civil War re-enactment bands?
So you want to be a Civil War re-enactor?
The expense of Civil War re-enactor gear and garb varies depending on how authentic it is.
Here's a sampling:
1863 Springfield Rifle Musket with bayonet: $696
1862 canteen $52.50
Union enlisted frock coat: $182
Leather goods package, including belt cartridge box: $75
Cavalry saber: $235
Officer's wall tent: $275
Officer's haversack: $145
Field cannon with carriage and ammunition box: $30,000
Steen Cannon and Ordnance Works