Army Infantry Corporal's Trousers, Model 1861, Type I


These model 1861 type I dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Corporal in a U.S. Army Infantry regiment. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers which formerly had a five button fly and six large metal buttons around the waist. There are currently three buttons missing from the fly and two missing from the waistband. Buttons are tin. There are two vertical slash pockets. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. The trousers are unlined. The entire back seam has been taken in by machine. There is a dark blue 1/2" wool tape stripe which runs from the bottom of the pocket to the cuff on the outer seam of each leg. There is a one inch slit at the outside seam of each cuff. Inside the right pocket is a number 3 handwritten in red.

Associated Date: 1851 - 18721861

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25101.008Catalog Number: 25101.008Accession Number: 64127

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

Physical Description: wool (overall material)sky blue (overall color)dark blue (stripe color)tin (buttons material)Measurements: overall: 33 in x 32 in; 83.82 cm x 81.28 cmoverall (padded): 45 in x 16 in x 2 in; 114.3 cm x 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_445491

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