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Civil War Soldier's boot recovered from the battlefield (SOLD)

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Product Description

This is a very unique piece being offered, it is a Civil War boot. The bottom sole measures 11 ½” x 4” and the boot stands 12” high. It is typical of mid-19th century construction, having pegged sole and square nails. An old tag on the boot states “Picked up from the battlefield”.

It is obvious as to why this boot was discarded, the front part of the sole is almost worn away and also there is a split in the leather. The condition can be seen in the photographs. The most important part of a soldier’s uniform was the footwear. They would have to march for miles and it didn’t take long for them to wear out. It was a common practice to remove the shoes from dead soldiers after a battle, this in itself shows the importance.

Although well worn, this boot still remains solid and an ideal display piece. In my books “Battle of Gettysburg – The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs” and “The Civil War Soldier – His Personal Items”, I go into more detail on soldiers footwear (see pictures).

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