Artillery Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861

Artillery Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861

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These model 1861 type I dismounted trousers would have been worn by an artillery sergeant in the U.S. Army. Pair of unlined sky blue wool twill trousers with a six button fly and four large buttons around the waist. Buttons are made of tin. There are two vertical slash pockets set into the side seams of each leg and a watch pocket on the right side of the waistband. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. There is a "13," and a "3" in two places and "SA" stamped on the waistband facing. The fabric used for the right pocket has a partially legible word stamped on it, which reads "llings". There is a "V" shaped slit with two reinforced eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear waist. There is a red 1 1/2 inch wide wool tape stripe extending 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.
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trousers; Man; Army; Enlisted Man
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sky blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
red (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 31 in x 32 in; 78.74 cm x 81.28 cm
overall (padded): 45 in x 16 in x 2 in; 114.3 cm x 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War Uniforms
Civil War
Military Uniforms
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National Museum of American History
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