Pair of US Army Engineer Corps shoes

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shoes, pair of
wearer
Thompson, Gilbert
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
Measurements
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
AF*12761
catalog number
12761
accession number
53564
subject
Civil War
Shoe
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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