What equipment do I need ?Equipment needed is the same as carried by the common soldier
in the field. We utilize period correct, three band percussion lock blackpowder reproduction rifles. Either the 1853 Enfield or 1861 Springfield Rifles are correct. We, on occasion, are able to loan a musket so this Major
purchase may not be needed to be made immediately.
A Bayonet with proper period metal tipped leather scabbard is required, as well as a period leather cartridge box
with tins and sling. A proper cap box and belt are also required.
Canteens are a MUST- any style proper for the period.
Blankets are an item most re-enactors use and is much needed in cool weather. A "Gum Blanket" or poncho
(period correct)is recommended for rainy weather.
Knapsacks, tents, coffee pots, lanterns, cups, plates, etc...are useful items and are recommended - if not sure
What kind of uniform do I need ?Company K, 46th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment portrays an Army of Tennessee unit of the Confederate States of America. We also, on occasion, portray an Army of the Ohio Tennessee Unit, The 2nd Tennessee U.S.
For Confederate Impression: Jean wool or wool shelljacket - Columbus Depot style, or sack coat. If trimmed,
trim should be dark blue. Trousers should be appropriate for the period, preferably military style but civilian is acceptable and constructed of either wool or jean wool. Trousers may be sky blue, gray or 'butternut'. (mismatchedCoat and trousers were common for Army of Tenn). Shoes should be brogan style, black or brown,
rough or smooth and should be period correct. Shirts should be period correct. Vests proper for the period areacceptable as well. Hats may be of any period correct style, black or brown was most common. Caps may be
of any period style-military or civilian,such as bummer, kepi, wheel mexican war style straw or mechanic.
For Union impression: Most above equipment and clothing will work,except civilian pants and you will need to
buy a federal blue sack coat, US belt plate, and a black felt hat with the right side pinned up with a
Jeff Davis Eagle pin are required. The Eagle pin is provided by unit.
How many events do I have to participate in ?Of course we would love to see you attend all the re-enactments, dedications and living history events that we attend, but we do realize that you do have a life,
therefore for a member to remain in good standing, he/she must attend at least three (3) events each year.