Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
On 8/23/2018 9:30 AM, Denny Anspach wrote:
Officer riding boots? : More probably they were “puttees”, strapped leather leggings that encased officer's trousers similar to riding britches, and which which fit over the tops of leather shoes. I always assumed that this was a rank-thing that hung over when officers were all on horseback.
Could be. I was familiar with my fathers
boots (which I like to put on when I was little). He was field
artillery at VMI for a couple of years, in that time frame, and
he had them as artillery was horse drawn (in his time). I had
never heard of puttees.
-- Jon Miller For me time stopped in 1941 Digitrax Chief/Zephyr systems, SPROG, JMRI User NMRA Life member #2623 Member SFRH&MS