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 a six button fly and four 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 are four circular sizing dots and the text "E.A." stamped on both sides of the back waistband facing. The text "G.G.W." and two circular black sizing dots are stamped on the left side seam of the facing. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There is a second layer of kersey material added to the seat and inside both legs and a 1/2" red wool tape 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 and two small tin buttons on each seam inside of each cuff of the pant legs.
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Trousers; Man; Army; Artillery; Corporal; Enlisted Man
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wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
red (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 30 in x 33 in; 76.2 cm x 83.82 cm
overall (padded): 42 1/2 in x 13 in x 2 in; 107.95 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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