Army Trousers, Model 1854, Type II

Description
These model 1854 type II dismounted trousers would have been worn by an enlisted man in the U.S. Army. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with a five button fly and six large metal buttons around the waist. There are two vertical slash pockets on each side, and a watch pocket on the right side of the waistband. The waistband facing and pockets are cotton twill. The edge of the fly is hand pinked. The crotch seam has been covered with cotton twill. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. The trousers are unlined. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outer seam of each trouser leg. There are two maker's marks on the right back facing. The first stamp is only partially legible and reads "G.S.H...ney?/US". The second is stamped "Portland M./Feby 3rd 1865".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trousers
Object Type
trousers
Date made
1865
used date
1861-1872
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
tin (buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 32 1/2 in x 35 in; 82.55 cm x 88.9 cm
overall (padded): 43 in x 17 in x 2 in; 109.22 cm x 43.18 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF*22828 [dup1]
catalog number
22828
accession number
64127
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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