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


These model 1861 type II dismounted 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. There were formerly six large metal buttons around the waist, however, only four remain. 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 pocket are made of cotton twill. The trousers are unlined. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelets for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There is a 1 1/2" dark blue wool tape stripe that runs from the top of the pocket to the cuff of each leg. There is a one inch slit at the outside seam of each cuff. There are two tin buttons on the outside seam inside the cuff of each leg. There are two small open circles, the text "IS", the numeral "1", a stamp that reads "REMEAS", and also a circular stamp with the text "Oct 10th 1864". There are two illegible stamps on the right front facing and a red numeral "5" on the inside of the right pocket.

Date Made: 1864Associated Date: 1861 - 18721861

Maker: Anspach & Stanton

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25101.033Catalog Number: 25101.033Accession 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: 30 1/2 in x 32 in; 77.47 cm x 81.28 cmoverall (padded): 43 in x 16 in x 2 in; 109.22 cm x 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_445508

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