Historical Correct Knapsacks & Haversacks by Charles R. Casada

Item D: British Style Haversack, F&I Version
This was the shoulder slung bag that carried rations for His Majesty's Troops. Cloth strap is standard. Finished size is 17" high, 16-1/2" wide. Available in canvas or Fustian- $25.00, Linen- $45.00. A fully adjustable leather strap is availble for $8.00
Where the men march they are to put their provisions in Haversacks and roll them up in blankets like the Rangers- R.E. Mulligan 1758.

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Item E: Converted Haversack / Knapsack
This pack started out as a haversack and has cloth sewn straps to wear the pack centered on the back. The Deluxe style has a leather cradle on the outside bottom and on the inside flap, fully adjustable leather straps also. Finished size is 15" X 15" available in canvas ir Fustian for $40.00 for Standard. Deluxe style is $65, for Linen add $20.00.
"We immediately laid down our packs and prepared for battle." P. 84 Rogers Journals

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Item F: French Style Haversack
This big haversack comes with a standard leather strap and brass buckle. Webb ties are standard. The finished size is about 18" X 24" closed. Canvas is standard priced at $55.00, for Linen add $20.00.
Among the equipment issued to the regular British Soldier- (a) Cloak, Knapsack & Haversack P. 90 With Wolfe to Quebec.

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