Dr. Davis, until such time as one of our experts weighs in, let me offer some suggestions. Depending upon date, you might seek records involving Virginia or one of the other states that seceded. I would personally doubt that a contract with the CS authorities (as opposed to an agent acting on behalf of) was executed, but strange things do pop up. Sending cloth, finished uniforms, etc. across the Potomac was not uncommon, and continued, to some degree, throughout the war. This was often done by the family of the soldier, although "blockade runners"--smugglers, in effect, found profit running such materials. One wagon-load (not knowing wagon capacity) would seem a foolish thing to risk driving toward the Potomac. And, finally, remember the varierty of pre- and early-war units in the North that used "grey" material. Just some thoughts. Good hunting.
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