Confederate Army Trousers, Model 1861

The trousers of a Confederate soldiers' uniform were typically butternut, gray, or blue. This pair of Model 1861 dismounted trousers were worn by George William Ramsay of the 17th Virginia Infantry of the Confederate States Army. Medium blue wool trousers with a single button waistband and a five button fly. The fifth button on the fly is missing. There are two buttons along the front of the waistband. The remaining four waistband buttons are missing. All buttons on the trousers are of different metal varieties. There are two frogmouth opening pockets on the front of the trousers, and a strap and brass buckle below two reinforced holes on the reverse of the trousers. Fly lining, button-hole lining, crotch lining, and pockets are made of beige-colored fabric, with the pocket fabric made of a thicker material.
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Ramsay, George William
Physical Description
medium blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
metal (buttons material)
brass (buckle material)
overall: 32 in x 30 in; 81.28 cm x 76.2 cm
overall (padded): 43 in x 13 in x 1 in; 109.22 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.54 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History