Army Infantry Corporal's Trousers, Model 1861, Type III

Army Infantry Corporal's Trousers, Model 1861, Type III

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These model 1861 type III dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Corporal in a U.S. Army Infantry regiment. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with a five button fly and four large buttons around the waist. Top button on fly is missing. 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 pockets are made of cotton twill. There is a number "14" stamped on the waistband facing near the center left back. There are also two stamped zeros. The trousers are unlined. A band of dark blue wool tape runs from the waistband to the cuff on the outside seam of both pant legs. There is a one inch slit on the bottom of the outer seam of each trouser leg, which has been reinforced with brown glazed cotton at the top.
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Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Infantry; Corporal; Enlisted Man
associated date
1861 - 1872
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
dark blue (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 31 in x 32 in; 78.74 cm x 81.28 cm
overall (padded): 42 in x 13 in x 2 in; 106.68 cm x 33.02 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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