Army Infantry Sergeant Trousers, Model 1861, Type II


These model 1861 type II trousers would have been worn by a Sergeant in a U.S. Army Infantry regiment. Pair of sky blue wool twill trousers with a five button fly and six large buttons around the waist. Buttons are tin. There are two vertical slash pockets and a watch pocket on the right side of the waist. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. There is a red numeral "1" stamped on the right back waistband facing. There is also a partially legible maker's mark "(?) & (?) New York" on the left. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There is a 1 1/2" dark blue wool stripe that runs from the top of the pocket 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 with reinforcement at the top.

Associated Date: 1861-18721861

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25101.090Catalog Number: 25101.090Accession 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: 31 1/2 in x 30 in; 80.01 cm x 76.2 cmoverall (padded): 43 in x 13 in x 1 in; 109.22 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_444571

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