apolis, St. Louis, Detroit, and Springfield, Illinois.
Confederate depots for similar purposes were established at Richmond, New Orleans, Memphis, Charleston, Savannah, San Antonio, and Fort Smith.
The Confederacy was obliged to import most of its shoes and many articles of clothing.
Wool was brought from Texas and Mexico to mills in the service of the Confederate Quartermaster's Department.
Harness, tents, and Camp and garrison equipage were manufactured for the department in Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Mississippi.
The department's estimate to cover contracts made in England for supplies to run the blockade during a single six-months' period amounted to £ 570,000.
It is the conclusion of James Ford Rhodes, the historian of the Civil War period, that never had an army been so well equipped will food and clothing as was that of the North; never before were the comfort and welfare of the men so well looked after.
The appropriations for the Quartermaster's