Fellows, I posted a question recently on the Ala. CW Msg. Board of a similar nature. I'm researching the uniforms that would have been worn by the 4th Alabama Cavalry,(Roddy's) for my re-enacting company. I contend that the unit, which was formed in Tuscumbia, AL, 1862 and then wintered in mid-Tennessee,would have been outfitted from probably the Columbus depot-at one time refered to as the largest depot in the entire Confederacy. I do know that the AOT received uniforms from several different depots. I also believe uniform requisitions had to sent to the QM Gen.in Richmond, who in turn decided which depot or depots would fill the order. This also leads me to think several different patterns would have been worn.They could have outfitted, at least later in the war, from Columbus, Athens, or Atlanta, making it possible for several different depot jackets to be seen in the ranks of the 4th Ala. Cav. I do beleive that most of these depots produced the jacket similar to the what is known as the Columbus depot jacket, butternut jeans wool cloth with a cotton osnaburg lining. I also beleive very little gray would have been seen in the AOT. I am on track here or way off base? I'm sure ya'll will set me straight.... Any comments or criticism welcome. J. Browder.