Ray, I don't think there is a mounted/dismounted differentiation. This item is listed in the Cavalry Equipment manuals for dismounted use. A case where Infantry Equipment was at the dismounted trooper's service. I don't have any Infantry manuals at my disposal to determine if the pre-1904 blanket rolls were issued without a strap with the strap hook. Often times the SAW pictures I have seen show the soldiers with string/twine/rope tying their "horseshoe" rolls together. I can't be sure when the powers that be decided that a standardized set of blanket straps was designed and issued. Somebody out there with Infantry knowledge/manuals needs to chime in.
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