Army Artillery Corporal’s Trousers, Model 1860, Type I

Army Artillery Corporal’s Trousers, Model 1860, Type I

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These model 1860 type I mounted trousers would have been worn by a Corporal in a U.S. Army Artillery regiment. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with six flat four hole tin buttons at the fly and six buttons around the waistband. There are two vertical slash pockets and a watch pocket on the right side of the waist. The trousers are unlined. There is a single stripe of 1/2" red wool tape down 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. "1 SA 12" is stamped at the center back right waistband facing. The trousers are hand stitched with heavy brown thread. There is a second layer of wool kersey reinforcement covering the inside seat of the pants to the bottom of the pant leg. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outside seam of each leg and there are two small tin buttons on the seams inside each pant leg.
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Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Artillery, Light; Corporal; Enlisted Man
Date made
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1860 - 1872
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
red (strip color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 30 in x 30 in; 76.2 cm x 76.2 cm
overall (padded): 44 in x 16 in x 2 in; 111.76 cm x 40.64 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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