Confederate Army Artillery Officer’s Trousers, Model 1861

Description
These dismounted trousers were worn by Confederate Army Artillery Captain Woodbury Wheeler. Medium blue wool unlined trousers with five flat brass metal four-hole buttons at the fly, six buttons around the waistband, and two vertical slash pockets. There is a two-inch "v"-shaped slit in the back of the trousers. There is a 1 3/4" red wool stripe down the side of each pant leg. Waist facing, pockets, and button hole lining are made of cream colored cotton. The initials "GA" are written in brown ink on the center of the back lining. The entire inside has been lined with a blue fabric in a recent conservation effort. The moth hole edges have been tacked to the lining with small blue stitching.
Location
Currently not on view
associated date
1861-1865
wearer
Wheeler, Woodbury
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
red (stripe color)
wool (stripe material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31 in x 29 in; 78.74 cm x 73.66 cm
overall (padded): 42 in x 14 in x 2 in; 106.68 cm x 35.56 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF.35675 [dup5]
catalog number
35675
accession number
99695
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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