Army Artillery Musician’s Trousers, Model 1860, Type II

Description:

These model 1860 type II mounted trousers would have been worn by a musician in a U.S. Army Artillery regiment. Pair of sky blue wool twill trousers with a six 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 is cotton twill and pockets are coarse twill. There is a "V" shaped slit, which is sewn shut, and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There are two rows of 3/4" red wool tape from the waistband to the cuff on the outside seam of each leg. The trousers are unlined. There is a second layer of wool kersey reinforcement from the seat to the cuffs. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outer seam of each trouser leg. There are 2 small tin buttons on each seam inside of each cuff of the trouser legs. There are 3 circular sizing dots and the initials "E.A." on both the left and right back of waistband facing. There is a red "3" written in red on the right pocket.

Associated Date: 18451860

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Military and Society: Armed Forces History, Military, Military

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25101.034Catalog Number: 25101.034Accession Number: 64127

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

Physical Description: red (stripe color)wool (overall material)sky blue (overall color)tin (buttons material)Measurements: overall: 32 in x 32 in; 81.28 cm x 81.28 cmoverall (padded): 44 1/2 in x 13 in x 2 in; 113.03 cm x 33.02 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-fa01-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_445509

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.