Army Infantry Sergeant’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type I


These model 1861 type I dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Sergeant in a U.S. Army Infantry regiment. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with a six button fly. There were formerly six large buttons around the waist, however, three are missing. Buttons are tin. There are two vertical slash pockets and a single watch pocket on the right side of the waist. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. The number "4" is hand printed on the inside of the right pocket. "3 SA" and a small red marking is stamped on the center right back waistband facing. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. A 1 1/2" dark blue wool tape runs 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.

Date Made: 1864Associated Date: 1861 - 18721861

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: U.S. War Department

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25101.082Catalog Number: 25101.082Accession Number: 64127

Object Name: TrousersObject Type: trousersOther Terms: Trousers; Man; Army; Infantry; Sergeant; Enlisted Man

Physical Description: wool (overall material)sky blue (overall color)dark blue (stripe color)tin (buttons material)Measurements: overall: 32 in x 32 in; 81.28 cm x 81.28 cmoverall (padded): 44 1/2 in x 16 in x 2 in; 113.03 cm x 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_444550

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