Re: Primary Source for corrupt suppliers
The 2nd Wisconsin's 2nd uniform (in gray) was made of inferior materials.....after some 30 days the rear of the trowsers was in threads.....so much so that the 2nd was nicknamed the "Raggedy Assed Second"... the Primary documentation is in the bowels of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum (the actual requisitions/purchase orders).... Alan Nolan in his book "The Iron Brigade" 1861 talks about the corrupt New York manufacturing firm that made the suits. Otis in his Diary on the 2nd Wisconsin also talks about the origins of the nickname.
(Mr. Robert James Samp, Junior)
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