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BattleSausage08 Sep 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Would officers really wear white gloves into battle? For example would Sir Issac Brock really have worn white gloves while charging up a hill in the Battle of Queenston Heights.

I can understand the look while on display but it could have been comfortable in the summer months in the heat to wear gloves.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

They were what a gentleman wore at time. However, buff leather gloves were also popular. Personally I paint my British officers with a mix of both.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 6:18 p.m. PST

Gloves were part of a proper officer's kit for a long while – as an example, short gauntlets were very popular in the ACW

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