Army Private’s Trousers, Model 1861

Army Private’s Trousers, Model 1861

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These model 1861 dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Private in the U.S. Army. Pair of unlined sky blue kersey wool trousers with a six flat tin button fly and six large flat tin buttons around the waist. There are two vertical slash pockets set into the side seams and a small watch pocket along the top edge of the right front of the waistband. The back of the trousers have a 4" deep hip yoke. There is a 2.5" "V" shaped slit with reinforced eyelet holes on each side at the back waist. The pants hem are topstitched and each leg has a small one inch vent in the outside seam. The waistband and fly linings and the pockets are made of cotton twill. Stamped in red ink on the right center back of the waistband lining is a mark which reads " 3 S.A."
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Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Private; Enlisted Man
used date
1861 -
Physical Description
sky blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 33 1/2 in x 37 in; 85.09 cm x 93.98 cm
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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