Beginning Monday August 25, the infantry barracks museum will be closed for remodeling and to prepare for a new theater and exhibits. Work is expected to be completed by spring of 2015. The site's movie will be played in the visitor center upon request.
Dragoon Soldier-Tools of the Trade
The tools in this case are the uniform components and the accouterments of the dragoon soldier. Immediately below is a picture of a soldier in the dress uniform of the soldier, further down is a soldier dressed in the fatigue uniform. The dress uniform would have been worn for formal military occasions, such as guard duty and dress parade. The fatigue uniform was the work uniform of the soldiers.
Dress uniform components shown here consist of:
Fatigue uniform components shown here consist of
Did You Know?
At Fort Scott, several of the boxes and barrels are marked Fort Scott, MO. Not actually in Missouri, the fort was located four miles west, in what was then unorganized territory. The army used Fort Scott, MO as a shipping address to assure that supplies made it to the right place.