Re: [civilwarwest] Why Grey?
- Lee, you seem to be implying that real butternut dye was not much used.... there was a real dye called butternut from the shells of this certain type of hickory nut ( I do not have my source for this at hand, sorry)... what is your source or reason for believing that butternut was not really typically butternut?On Sun, 4 Feb 2001 18:35:42 EST LWhite64@... writes:Ok, now as to
butternut, actually most CS uniforms started out grey, but the dyes used(see
above) were vegetable based and like a plant when exposed to the sun for a
period of time turned to a brownish hue, hence the reason that SO many
surviveing CS uniforms are brown today on the outside, also add to this
staining from the mud and dust.