Sept. 13, 1862
You are authorized to furnish at the Schuylkill Arsenal, 30,000 Painted Infantry Tent Blankets, 46 by
71 inches with 18 grummets (sic), and tape for tying as a shawl, at $1.39 each.  Grummets to be
placed 2 inches from the edge to the centre of grummet, on one side and one end, and one incdh on the
opposite side and end, not exceeding 14" apart, and equidistant.  Quality of cloth used and coating like
sealed sample . . .
Respectfully, G.H. Crosman, Dept. QM Genl.
The example of this Painted Blanket is on page 215 of Echo's of Glory.   You can
clearly see the helms and the edged grommets for tying as a shawl.  
Confederate Painted Oil Blanket w/six
hand sewn grommets.
Either Painted Oil Blanket is $55 plus $10  Shipping East of
the Mississippi River and $15 West of the Mississippi
River..  The material cost keep going up and it has been 7
years since I increased the cost so I had to add $5.  Total
with shipping is $65 or $70
Claude Sinclair
4573 Old Church Road
Lancaster, SC  29720

Pay Pal Account is:  clsinclair@comporium.net