US Regulation Blanket by Woolrich
blankets have been made by eight generations of the same family at the
USA's longest continuously operating woolen mill (Woolrich), founded
in 1830. The US regulation blanket was issued from 1861-1865. This is the standard issue Civil War blanket, gray with dark end stripes as per original specimens. Approximately 60" W x 84" L85% wool/15% nylon, 24 oz./yd.Dry-clean onlyMade in USA
Due to the lack of blankets after the onset of war Union Troops were asked to bring personally owned blankets to muster. As per General Orders No. 121 of August 29, 1862:
"As the sudden call for volunteers and militia has exhausted the supply of blankets fit for military purposes in the market, and it will take some time to procure by manufacture or importation a sufficient supply, all citizens who may volunteer or be drafted are advised to take with them to the rendezvous, if possible, a good stout woolen blanket. The regulation military blanket is 84 by 60 inches and weighs five pounds."
"As all clothing, blankets, and shoes issued by the United States to its troops are charged at average cost, and no soldier who furnishes his own blanket is required to draw one, it is to his interest to supply himself and thereby avoid much discomfort, as it is impossible for the United States to supply all the troops immediately."
At The Regimental Quartermaster, we can easily supply those much needed blankets!
Original issue knapsack and regulation gray wool blanket.