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

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

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Description
These model 1860 type III 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 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 maker's mark "John T Ha... [rest illegible] New York" stamped on the left front. The inside back seam has been covered with cotton to minimize chafing. There is a second layer of wool kersey reinforcement on each pant from the seat to the cuff. There is a red 1/2" wool stripe from the top of the pocket to the cuff of each pant. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. The trousers are unlined. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outer seam of each trouser leg which is reinforced with cotton. There are two tin buttons on each seam on the inside of the cuff of the pant.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trousers
Object Type
trousers
Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Artillery; Corporal; Enlisted Man
associated date
1845 - 1891
1860
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
tin (buttons material)
red (stripe color)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 31 in; 76.2 cm x 78.74 cm
overall (padded)q: 44 in x 13 in x 2 in; 111.76 cm x 33.02 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF.25101.017
catalog number
25101.017
accession number
64127
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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