Re: Confederate issued to home procured uniforms - Ratio
As a partial examination, the book Confederate Industry claims CS Army QM data shows the issue during 1864 of:
Originally Posted by Pvt Schnapps
744, 851 pairs of shoes (all but 199,851 pairs imported)
316,000 imported blankets (the south being without machinery to make suitable ones)
458, 131 jackets were issued.
744, 851 pairs of trousers issued.
(of the above, it is estimated ca. 200,000 suits, or ca. 1/3 were made of imported cloth).
With nearly 463, 891 men in service during 1864, the above suggests that theoretically the CS Army produced a uniform for all but ca. 10,000 men during the year. We can add into this the bureaucracy factor, and the known wastefullness of the troops in the field, as well as the evidence that the majority of this material was issued principally to the ANV and AOT (which two armies contained at best less than half the total of men) and not necessarily divided evenly between the various departments, and that all the while the new issues were made, huge quantities of the garments in use were reaching the end of their service life... etc.; and the theoretical quantity is boiled down to time and place, and the efficiency of the unit, and availability of the supply, etc.. Regardless, the above quantity was barely sufficient according to the numbers was at worst largely insufficient, or at least barely insufficient. There was clearly no large scale surplus...
James "Archie" Marshall
The Buzzard Club (Saltmakers for the south)