Pair of US Army Engineer Corps shoes

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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
subject
Civil War
Shoe
National Museum of American History
wearer
Thompson, Gilbert
Credit Line
Amy Greer Thompson
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
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Military
associated place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Object Name
shoes, pair of
ID Number
AF.12761
catalog number
12761
accession number
53564