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

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

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
These model 1861 type III mounted trousers would have been worn by a musician in a U.S. Army Cavalry regiment. Pair of sky blue kersey wool twill trousers with six flat tin metal four hole buttons at the fly and six buttons around the waistband. There are two vertical slash pockets and a watch pocket on 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 wool kersey reinforcement covering the seat of the pants to the trouser bottom. There is a double row of 3/4" yellow tape down the seam of the outside of each leg. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes at the back center waistband for waist adjustment. On the inside of the waist band at both sides is stamped "A & S OCT 10th, 1864". An illegible number is found at the waist band facing center back left. The top of the center seam back has been reinforced as has the crotch. 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, which is reinforced inside with a rectangular piece of cotton.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Trousers
Object Type
trousers
Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Dragoon; Sergeant; Enlisted Man
Date made
1864
associated date
1845 - 1850
1861
maker
Anspach & Stanton
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
yellow (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 31 in x 36 in; 78.74 cm x 91.44 cm
overall (padded): 42 in x 17 in x 1 in; 106.68 cm x 43.18 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
AF.25101.009
catalog number
25101.009
accession number
64127
See more items in
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object