At the risk of stirring up more controversy than that of the slavery issue, I demand to know the "real truth" about the color of socks worn during "whatever" war you want to call it. And, as I have quickly learned, sutlers don't always provide you with the "real truth" either as to what is allegedly period correct. So, here goes this "lightening rod" of a question: What were the typical color of socks worn by the soldiers of the 1860's? Were they primarily gray, brown and beige? Both sides? One side's color more prevelant than the other? Would you ever have seen white or black socks? And, here is the bonus question: Would it have been typical to see virtually any color or pattern of socks worn by civilians during that period? Well, this is sure to stir up a hornets nest worth of controversy, but I'm willing to take my chances, and simply hope the moderators don't ban me for being some trouble-making troll.