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
wearer
Thompson, Gilbert
associated place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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
ID Number
AF.12761
catalog number
12761
accession number
53564
Credit Line
Amy Greer Thompson
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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