Army Infantry Sergeant Trousers, Model 1861, Type II

Army Infantry Sergeant Trousers, Model 1861, Type II

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These model 1861 type II trousers would have been worn by a Sergeant in a U.S. Army Infantry regiment. Pair of sky blue wool twill trousers with a five button fly and six large buttons around the waist. Buttons are tin. There are two vertical slash pockets and a watch pocket on the right side of the waist. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. There is a red numeral "1" stamped on the right back waistband facing. There is also a partially legible maker's mark "(?) & (?) New York" on the left. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There is a 1 1/2" dark blue wool stripe that runs from the top of the pocket 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 with reinforcement at the top.
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Trousers; Man; Army; Infantry; Sergeant; Enlisted Man
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wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
dark blue (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 31 1/2 in x 30 in; 80.01 cm x 76.2 cm
overall (padded): 43 in x 13 in x 1 in; 109.22 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.54 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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