Artillery boot 1861, or sometimes called the Short Boot or Engineer Boot. The mid-calf height of the boot changes in proportion to the size. The boot is leather lined. it has a sewn sole with a ridged shank pegged into place. It is the only place that we use pegs. The boot has a comfortable square toe, a tight gripping heel and bedroom slipper comfort.
This two piece boot is an accurate copy of the original boot in our collection. Made by a pre-eminent boot maker of Central Mexico, one of the few boot makers that authentically produces the antique molded front piece.
.Dress regulations throughout the period … mention only the “ankle boot” and the “Jefferson boot.” Both types were prescribed for officers and the mounted service….It can be concluded that the ankle boot was a medium height riding boot without lacing and otherwise called a ‘half boot..’ “Since the mounted man’s boot (if he wore such instead of bootees) were, by regulation, covered by his trousers………they must have been of the Wellington pattern.”
Full and half sizes 7 to 15 width is EE,
The image shows the original on the right and our product on the left. But consider that the original was on a Model from 1861 of the drummer boy.