Brogan (shoes)

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A brogan is a heavy, ankle-high shoe or boot.


More specifically, a Brogan is any such boot worn by a soldier in at least the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. In the American revolution, the British soldiers wore brogans that were straight-last, meaning that they were interchangeable with the left or right foot, supposedly allowing for even wear on the boots.[1]


During the American Civil War, the standard model of brogan worn by a soldier was the Model 1851 Jefferson, a square-toed, straight-last, model with four eyelets and leather laces.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer, p. 122

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