Army Cavalry Corporal’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type III

Army Cavalry Corporal’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type III

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These model 1861 type III trousers would have been worn by a Corporal in a U.S. Army Cavalry regiment. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers, which formerly had a six button fly, however, a single button is missing. There are six large buttons around the waist. Buttons are tin. There are two vertical slash pockets and a single watch pocket on the right side of the waist. The waistband facing and the side pockets are cotton. There is a 1/2" stripe of yellow wool tape which runs from the waistband to the cuff on the outside seam of each leg. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelets for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. The trousers are unlined. There is a second layer of wool kersey reinforcement which covers from the seat of the pants down the inside each leg to the cuff. On the left back waistband facing is the number "21" and "A &S, Oct 10, 1864". The same mark is on the right front waistband facing. There are two tin buttons inside the cuff at both seams on each leg. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outside seams.
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Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Cavalry; Corporal; Enlisted Man
Date made
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1861 - 1872
Anspach & Stanton
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
yellow (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 30 in x 32 in; 76.2 cm x 81.28 cm
overall (padded): 43 in x 15 in x 2 in; 109.22 cm x 38.1 cm x 5.08 cm
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
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National Museum of American History
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