Army Corps of Engineers Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861, Type I

Army Corps of Engineers Sergeant's Trousers, Model 1861, Type I

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These model 1861 type I dismounted trousers would have been worn by a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sky blue wool kersey 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. The waistband facing and pockets are made of cotton twill. A red numeral "1" is stamped on the left back facing. "T Martin" is stamped above the left pocket. There is a "V" shaped slit and two eyelet holes for waist adjustment at the rear of the waistband. There is a 1 1/2" yellow wool tape stripe that runs from the waistband 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.
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Other Terms
Trousers; Man; Army; Engineer; Sergeant; Enlisted Man
associated date
1861 - 1871
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
sky blue (overall color)
yellow (stripe color)
tin (buttons material)
overall: 30 in x 29 in; 76.2 cm x 73.66 cm
overall (padded): 42 in x 13 in x 1 in; 106.68 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.54 cm
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Credit Line
U.S. War Department
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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