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Army Corps of Engineers Sergeant’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type II

Army Corps of Engineers Sergeant’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type II

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Description
These model 1861 type II dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 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 and side pockets are cotton twill. The watch pocket is dark blue wool. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the wasit. There is a 1 1/2" stripe of yellow wool tape extending 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. There is a "6" in red pencil on the inside right pocket. "3 SA" and "11" are stamped on the back right facing. There is a piece of fabic with the number "15" written on it which is sewn on the front right waistband facing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trousers
used date
1861 - 1872
associated date
1861
Physical Description
sky blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
yellow (strip color)
tin (buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 30 in; 81.28 cm x 76.2 cm
overall (padded): 46 in x 13 in x 1 in; 116.84 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
AF.25101.207
accession number
64127
catalog number
25101.207
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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