I have been looking through the compiled military service records of the CS. There have been a number of sales to officers of one item in particular around the summer of 1863 as I recall. This cost $10 and was really hard to determine what was being written becasue the receipts were all filled out by the same military store keeper in Richmond and I couldn't make out all the letters. Finally from another depot I found "saddle blanket (nammah)." This would now make sense with what I saw the other military store keeper selling.
Again, these were being sold to officers for $10 out of the Richmond Arsenal and as I am researching artillery and medical, I have found sales to both groups of officers.
Any thoughts or information as to what this item is exactly?