a difinitive list of gear for the Roger's Rangers and ranger units
during the French and Indian War is difficult. After doing a bit
a research and relying on research from other groups like www.rogersrangers.org
we feel that the following is a reasonable approximation of what
may have been worn by officers and conscripts. You may either make
your own clothing and gear or buy it from a number of different
sutlers such as Smoke and Fire or JAS Townsend.
atend many events, are found on the web, or through hobby related
up costs are sometimes prohibitive. In order to join the company
a certain minimum kit will be necessary. The minimum kit consists
of a basic uniform. Please contact the company before buying larger
items such as a musket or tent.
you have your kit you may take part in a number of different events
including rondesvouz, reenactments or even trekking.
following list details the minimum kit for the French and Indian
War period. Notes on changes for Revolutionary War will be noted
and Indian War
to the right shows an officer's outfit for summer. Conscripts
and militia with the ranger outfit will wear a waistcoat
for summer and add a frock coat or hunter's shirt during
French fly-front breeches $60 (white for rev war)
colored or check pattern $40 (white cotton for rev war)
dark green waistcoat $60 (short for rev war or if Scottish
bonnet, green wool $15 Officers should wear an officer's
hat in black, grey or brown. (black tricorn or rifleman's
hat for rev war)
Rogers' regimental green wool with green facing $200 +
(red facing for rev war)
picture to the right shows a cooler weather outfit. It consists
of a linen shirt, a waistcoat, officer's jacket, officer's
hat with game tail and feathers, an equipment belt with
tomahawk and knife, french fly breaches, hose and older
style tie shoes.
common to both time periods:
green linen $70
green wool (hand made)
silk (for warm weather) and wool (for cold weather), any
color. $8.00 - $12.00 per pair
$50 or buckle shoes $100-$150
bowl $12 - $15
$8 - $15
following items are not required upon joining However, you
should try and have them by the second season.
standard tent is a wedge configuration of white canvas:
The cost will vary based on the size and exact configuration.
Brown Bess: $650. Some rangers also carried civilian hunting
of these items can be hand made using available patterns and materials.
cotton or linen: $25.
cotton or linen, drawstring: $25.
cotton, extra long, 2 pair: $8.50 ea.
(not a mob cap), cotton or linen: $15.
bedgown, or sleeved jacket, cotton or linen: $40. NO sleeveless
piece scarf: $10.
and period materials are available from various vendors. A full
supply of pre-made children's clothing is available but most folks
make their own and pass them on. The lad to the right is
wearing a shirt with a hunter's shirt over it, brown homespun breaches,
white hose, shoes and a Scots blue bonnet. He is also wearing a
standard military style belt with a belt knife and tomahawk. Note
on the shoes: these shoes are a later period design and not proper
for the time period. However, this style of shoe (desert boot) is
cheap and for a growing child will be accepted.