Hi Folks. I;m working up an impression as one of the 'refugee rangers" of the Flrida Ranger, a Union Army authorized, Union Navy supported fifth column who had been huned and driven into the back country, swamps and eventually the islands of the Florida Gulf coast near Fort Myers. They were civilian dressed and armed scouts, guides and combatants.
Many of them had contacts with Spanish Cuba before the war.
I'm wondering if anyone has seen photos or documents of such civilian soldiers footwear. Living is the always damp-to-drenched climate I can't see them wearing the usual brogan type shoes, but something more like the espadrille - canvas upper with a rope sole whih were common, as far as I can determine, in Cuba at that time.
Would they, could have even worn something akin to the Seminole moccasin?