Pair of US Army Engineer Corps shoes

To keep its troops marching, the Union bought millions of brogan-type leather shoes, such as this pair, from a legion of contractors utilizing new sewing and pegging machines. These shoes, issued to a U.S. Army engineer, served as models for those on a statue of General William T. Sherman near the White House in Washington, D.C.
Currently not on view
Object Name
shoes, pair of
Thompson, Gilbert
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 4 in x 10 in; 12.7 cm x 10.16 cm x 25.4 cm
associated place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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