Confederate Army Trousers, Model 1861

Confederate Army Trousers, Model 1861

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The trousers of a Confederate soldiers' uniform were typically butternut, gray, or blue. This pair of Model 1861 dismounted trousers were worn by George William Ramsay of the 17th Virginia Infantry of the Confederate States Army. Medium blue wool trousers with a single button waistband and a five button fly. The fifth button on the fly is missing. There are two buttons along the front of the waistband. The remaining four waistband buttons are missing. All buttons on the trousers are of different metal varieties. There are two frogmouth opening pockets on the front of the trousers, and a strap and brass buckle below two reinforced holes on the reverse of the trousers. Fly lining, button-hole lining, crotch lining, and pockets are made of beige-colored fabric, with the pocket fabric made of a thicker material.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trousers
Object Type
trousers
Other Terms
trousers; Man; CSA, Army; Officer
associated date
1861-1865
user
Ramsay, George William
Physical Description
medium blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
metal (buttons material)
brass (buckle material)
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 30 in; 81.28 cm x 76.2 cm
overall (padded): 43 in x 13 in x 1 in; 109.22 cm x 33.02 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
AF.67634M
catalog number
67634M
accession number
220760
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Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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