[civilwarwest] Re: western depots and NC troops
- Hello Michael -
I checked with my husband who has recently completed a book about
Confederate Clothing, and he informed of the following regarding North
In 1862 North Carolina opted to supply all troops from its state. The
Confederate Government wanted to take over the textile & military clothing
industry in North Carolina (as in Atlanta & Columbus, Georgia), but was
never allowed to by Gov. Vance. Uniform production in N.C. was quite
prolific, and continued throughout the war. In the summer of 1863, for
example, North Carolina did donate 10,000 uniforms to the Army of Tennessee,
and first priority would have gone to N.C. units. In a letter dated 1864,
State of N.C. Quartermaster General Ira Foster wrote that any North Carolina
soldier that was not properly clothed was at fault himself, as the state had
plenty of clothing available for its soldiers.
Of course as you probably know, the AOT was to use depots set up in their
particular department, but N.C. troops did have clothing available to them
at all times during the war. The problem arose in getting uniforms to the
soldiers in the field. So it is probable that some N.C. soldiers did draw
from the other depots. And you have to keep in mind that, as in other
matters, the ANV probably got preferential treatment when it came to uniform
It's hard to say exactly where the four units that you mention drew
clothing, but you can find that information at the National Archives in D.C.
to the Regimental Drawers - the QM records still exist and are accessible
Hope this helps - any other questions on Conf. clothing, please ask my
husband, Tom Arliskas - tarliska@....
29th Wis. Vols.
>From: "Michael C. Hardy" <mchardy@...>______________________________________________________
>Subject: [civilwarwest] western depots and NC troops
>Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 18:55:46 EST
>Greetings! I am trying to find information on how North Carolina Troops in
>the Army of Tennessee (29th, 39th, 58th, 60th) receive supplies. Did they
>come from NC or did they come from Columbus, Macon, etc.? I have evidence
>that leans in both directions. Has anyone come across a quartermaster
>officer by the name of Captain Edward Kingston (or Kingstin)? I have
>through the CSRs and have contacted the state archives, to little avail.
>Thanks in advance.
>Michael C. Hardy
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