Army Corps of Engineers Corporal’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type I

Army Corps of Engineers Corporal’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type I

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These model 1861 type I dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Corporal in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with six flat four hole tin buttons at the fly and six buttons around waistband. There are two vertical slash pockets and a single watch pocket on the right side of the waist. The trousers are unlined. Yellow threads remain from where the yellow 1/2" stripe was removed from the outside seam of each leg. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. Waist facing and pockets are made of coarse cotton twill. "A & S OCT 10th, 1864" is stamped on both sides of the inside of the waistband. The number "21" is on the center back left of the waistband facing. The number "7" is written in red pencil on the pocket left front. The trousers are hand stitched with heavy brown thread. There are two triangle shaped gussets in the crotch. There is a one inch opening on the bottom of the outside seam of each leg.
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Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; 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)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 31 in x 34 in; 78.74 cm x 86.36 cm
overall (padded): 46 in x 15 in x 2 in; 116.84 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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