Saturday, August 25, 2012

Diary of Alexander G. Downing: Saturday, November 2, 1861

Company E drew their uniforms today, each man receiving the following pieces: one dress coat, $6.71; one overcoat, $7.20; one pair of pants, $3.03; one pair of shoes, $1.96; two shirts, $1.76; one double woolen blanket, $2.96; one hat, $1.55; two pair of drawers, $1.00; two pair of socks, 52c; one cap, 60c; one leather collar, 14c. The total cost for each man was $27.43.

Source: Alexander G. Downing, Edited by Olynthus B., Clark, Downing’s Civil War Diary, p. 16

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