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

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

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These model 1860 type II 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 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 cotton twill. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There is a 1/2" stripe of red wool tape from the top of the pocket to the cuff on the outside seam of each leg. The trousers are unlined. There is a second layer of wool reinforcement extending from the seat to the cuffs. There is a one inch slit at the bottom of the outer seam of each trouser leg. There are 2 small tin buttons on each seam inside of each cuff of the trouser legs. "R & W Oct 10,1864" is stamped on the right and left facing. The numeral "11" is stamped at the back left waist is stamped.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trousers
Object Type
trousers
Date made
1864
associated date
1858 - 1872
1860
maker
Rockhill & Wilson
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
red (stripe color)
tin (buttonsall material)
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 34 in; 81.28 cm x 86.36 cm
overall (padded): 45 in x 13 in x 2 in; 114.3 cm x 33.02 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF.25101.035
catalog number
25101.035
accession number
64127
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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