Army Infantry Sergeant’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type II

Army Infantry Sergeant’s Trousers, Model 1861, Type II

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These model 1861 type II dismounted 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. There were formerly six large metal buttons around the waist, however, only four remain. 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 pocket are made of cotton twill. The trousers are unlined. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelets for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There is a 1 1/2" dark blue wool tape stripe that runs from the top of the pocket to the cuff of each leg. There is a one inch slit at the outside seam of each cuff. There are two tin buttons on the outside seam inside the cuff of each leg. There are two small open circles, the text "IS", the numeral "1", a stamp that reads "REMEAS", and also a circular stamp with the text "Oct 10th 1864". There are two illegible stamps on the right front facing and a red numeral "5" on the inside of the right pocket.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trousers
Object Type
trousers
Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Infantry; Sergeant; Enlisted Man
Date made
1864
associated date
1861 - 1872
1861
maker
Anspach & Stanton
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
dark blue (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 30 1/2 in x 32 in; 77.47 cm x 81.28 cm
overall (padded): 43 in x 16 in x 2 in; 109.22 cm x 40.64 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF.25101.033
catalog number
25101.033
accession number
64127
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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