Wool, silk, metal, plastic
Overall: 1 x 14 1/4 x 43 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 36.2 x 110.5 cm )
Black wool dress trousers to New York National Guard Veteran Corps uniform, with gilt piping along the sides of each leg; 5 button fly (top button fastens on the interior), 6 ubttons around the waistband, horizontal slit pockets which button closed, right pocket has interior watch pocket; 2 straps beneath the waistband at the back which buckle at the center on rectangular metal buckle with double-tongued chape; all buttons black ceramic except pocket buttons, which are covered with black silk; waistband and pockets lined with white twill-weave silk.
Gift of Reverend L. Humphrey Walz
These artillery Veteran Corps trousers are part of a uniform worn by Ernest Louis Walz (1836-1918). Walz served in the New York State militia during the Civil War. The Society also owns the other pieces of this uniform, including sword and scabbard.
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