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Object Name: Trousers
Date: ca. 1862
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Medium: Wool, cotton, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 16 x 44 in. ( 3.8 x 40.6 x 111.8 cm )
Description: Hand-made medium blue wool kersey trousers with black piping down the side of each leg; 5 button fly; 4 buttons around the waist; horizontal slit watch pocket at the top lip of the waistband, pockets at each hip; no rear pockets, 2 straps at the back which fasten at the center to metal buckle with double-tongued chape; waist and pockets lined with white cotton.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Bess Haring, through the Montclair Art Museum
Object Number: 1953.195d
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Marks: stamped: buckle fram: "PATENT 1855"

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This pair of trousers is part of a uniform worn by First Lieutenant Abram P. Haring, who served in the Civil War with Company G, 132nd New York Volunteers, from 1862-1865.


"Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War," New-York Historical Society, April 4-August 24, 2014.