Artillery Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861

These model 1861 type I dismounted trousers would have been worn by an artillery sergeant in the U.S. Army. Pair of unlined sky blue wool twill trousers with a six button fly and four large buttons around the waist. Buttons are made of tin. There are two vertical slash pockets set into the side seams of each leg and a watch pocket on the right side of the waistband. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. There is a "13," and a "3" in two places and "SA" stamped on the waistband facing. The fabric used for the right pocket has a partially legible word stamped on it, which reads "llings". There is a "V" shaped slit with two reinforced eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear waist. There is a red 1 1/2 inch wide wool tape stripe extending from the waistband to the cuff on the outside seam of each leg. The trousers are unlined. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outer seam of each trouser leg.
Currently not on view
used date
associated date
Physical Description
sky blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
red (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 31 in x 32 in; 78.74 cm x 81.28 cm
overall (padded): 45 in x 16 in x 2 in; 114.3 cm x 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War Uniforms
Civil War
Military Uniforms
Data Source
National Museum of American History


Add a comment about this object