While researching socks I came across these articles about socks knit with both wool and cotton. Anyone seen originals or read other sources?
Fayetteville Observer, Thursday, Sept 5, 1861 Tennessee [not N. Carolina]
Clothing for the volunteers.
By authority from the War Department of the Confederate States, we are authorized to say to those wishing to contribute Winter Clothing for the volunteers that Brown Janes for coats and pants, and colored Linsey for shirts and drawers, are the kinds of material and colors adopted, and woolen socks with cotton heels and toes will be preferred, but any woolen socks will be accepted.
If any blankets can be furnished by any person, they will be thankfully received of any kind or color
By order of the Central Committee.
Aug. 22, 1861. T.C. Goodrich, Chn.
[reprinted Sept. 12, 1861]
The Athens Post [Tennessee] September 27, 1861
Hints for the Month
Prepare for the war!...
Don’t indulge any longer in mutton, but look to the wool and guard against hard times. Set all the old folks to knitting stockings for the soldiers. Half a pound of cotton and half a pound of wool will make four pair of heavy winter socks, and they will be sorely needed. We have no Yankee knitting looms, and must rely upon our fingers.
Thank you and yes, I've been in contact with Karin, it was new to her also.