Dress trousers

Object Number: 
1951.481b
Date: 
ca. 1863-1866
Medium: 
Wool, linen, metal, mother of pearl, tortoise shell, bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 17 x 44 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 43.2 x 113 cm )
Description: 
Black wool Brigadere General Civil War army dress trousers with gilt piping down the side of each leg; button fly with 6 hidden metal buttons, button-closed pockets at the hips, suspender buttons, 2 straps at the back below the waistband which buckle at the center with rectangular metal buckle with vertical double-tongue chape; waist lined with white linen with blue and green pin stripes, white linen pockets; buttons at the inside seams at each ankle for boot strap, one side has mother of pearl and tortoise shell buttons, opposite side has 2 carved bone buttons.
Gallery Label: 
These dress uniform trousers were worn by a Brigadier-General of the La Fayette Post No. 140, Grand Army of the Republic. The uniform was given to the donor, the 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, because some of the members of Post 140 had also been members of the 7th Regiment. The Society also owns the dress coat to this uniform.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, New York National Guard, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group