Army Corps of Engineers Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861, Type I


These model 1861 type I dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sky blue wool kersey twill trousers with a six button fly and four large buttons around the waist. Buttons are tin. There are two vertical slash pockets and a watch pocket on the right side. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. A red numeral "1" is stamped on the left back facing. "T Martin" is stamped above the left pocket. 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" yellow wool tape stripe that 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.

Associated Date: 1861 - 18711861

Location: Currently not on view

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: U.S. War Department

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.25101.007Catalog Number: 25101.007Accession Number: 64127

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

Physical Description: wool (overall material)sky blue (overall color)yellow (stripe color)tin (buttons material)Measurements: overall: 30 in x 29 in; 76.2 cm x 73.66 cmoverall (padded): 42 in x 13 in x 1 in; 106.68 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_445518

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.