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Object Name BOOT
Catalog Number 0985.13.01149, a
Description The two boots (1 pair) are made of black leather. They follow the Napoleon type pattern, and the leather is rough out, smooth in. The boots have no lining and Mule ear type boot pulls. There are no marks, except for the owner's name on the inside, "John Thomas McKenna." One boot is damaged due to stitching at the join of the shoe and calf breaking, with surface abrasion cut-away top. Period repairs have been on the whole boot.
Dimensions H-21 D-10.5 inches
Owned John Thomas McKenna
Owner Regiment 1st Co., Richmond Howitzers Virginia Artillery
Event Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Provenance Pvt. John Thomas McKenna of the Richmond Howitzers owned and wore this pair of boots during the war, and at the surrender at Appomattox.
People McKenna, John Thomas
Search Terms Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Subjects Footwear