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

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

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These model 1861 type III mounted trousers would have been worn by a Corporal in a U.S. Army Cavalry regiment. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with five flat tin four hole buttons at the fly and six buttons around the waistband. There are two vertical slash pockets and a watch pocket at the right side of the waist. The trousers are unlined. Waist facing and pockets are made of cream colored cotton. There is a second layer of kersey reinforcement covering the seat of the pants to the trouser bottom. There is a single 5/8 inch yelow stripe on the outside seam of each leg. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear waistband. On the inside of the right waistband is stamped: "A & S OCT 10th, 1864" and the number "15". On the left side is stamped a six pointed star. The trousers are hand stitched with heavy brown thread. There are four small tin buttons at the bottom edge of each trouser leg, two located on the outside seam and two on the opposite seam. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outside seam of each leg. It is reinforced inside with a rectangular piece of cotton.
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Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Cavalry; Enlisted Man
Date made
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1861 - 1872
Anspach & Stanton
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
yellow (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 31 in x 30 in; 78.74 cm x 76.2 cm
overall (padded): 42 in x 13 in x 3 in; 106.68 cm x 33.02 cm x 7.62 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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