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ConfederateSwede06 Jul 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

What color were the Gatling carriages used in the U.S, by military and police like the metropolitan force in the battle at Liberty Place in 1874? I assume it would olive?

Also can i use this model? link

Atomic Floozy06 Jul 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

They were an olive green in the 1870s. Gun carriages and caissons were painted olive green. All other rolling stock: escort wagons, ambulances, supply wagons, etc. were blue.

ConfederateSwede06 Jul 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Same as ACW then. thanks atomic floozy

rmaker07 Jul 2018 8:40 p.m. PST

Atomic Floozy is only partly correct. ALL artillery vehicles, including the battery wagon and field forge were painted artillery olive.

And non-Army (e.g., police) Gatlings might also be painted some other color.

Terry3703 Aug 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

I'll add that the rolling stock, like wagons, etc. were painted blue, but usually had red wheels.


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