Both the state of Mississippi and the Nashville Arsenal contracted for knapsacks that match the description of the typical design made throughout the Confederacy for nearly the entirety of the war--a cloth single bag that was either painted, partially painted, or unpainted, with a painted cloth flap, and a set of straps or "harness" that was not integral to the construction of the knapsack.  This knapsack not only is the best option for the 6th Mississippi at Shiloh, but is ideal for virtually any Confederate impression for which a knapsack is appropriate.

Knapsack - Shiloh