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BattleSausage08 Sep 2017 11:03 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.

Artilleryman08 Sep 2017 3:30 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 7:18 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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