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Gaiters from Shiloh

Stan Hutson
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A pair of gaiters from the Battle of Shiloh.  The period writing states "Taken off a dead Louisiana Zouave.  April 6 1862, Battle of Shiloh".  Gaiters were worn over the top of the boot/shoe and over the bottom of the trouser leg.  They were to aid in keeping away bugs and mud from getting into a low cut boot or show and to aid in keeping the feet dry.  They largely proved cumbersome and unpopular.  This pair, as stated, was taken off of a dead Confederate soldier at Shiloh by a Federal soldier.

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