August Scherneckau was outfitted at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and
these new recruits were to service as replacements. First
Nebraska initially went off to the war from Omaha in August
Frock Coat - dark blue
Jacket - dark blue
> Great Coat - light blue
> Pants - light blue trousers
> Hat - Army dress hat "a hat with a black feather, the left
side of the brim turned up, and attached to it a brass
ornament with the inscription 'E pluribus unum.' The
feather is placed on the right side, a bugle adorns the
front with the number of the regiment and the letter of the
company. The price is $1.85"
mistakenly call this the Hardee Hat when the proper term is
'Army hat' or 'Army dress hat'.
> Cap - Forage cap "We did not receive our caps, since they
were not yet available." This was in late November
1862 and most likely they received the caps later.
> Shirt - woolen shirt "We could take as much underwear
as we wanted. I took one pair of underwear, $.50, one
woolen top shirt, $.88".