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    Outstanding Early War United States Army Issue Dark Blue Kersey Trousers. Prescribed by the 1861 regulations, dark blue trousers were the norm until the color was changed back to sky-blue by General Orders No. 108 in December. At that time dark blue was retained only for those serving in the ordnance branch, although some units continued to be issued them long afterwards and more than 20,000 pair were still on hand in Philadelphia in 1864. Far less common than the sky-blue variety, this near mint pair has all the features of standard issue trousers with a vented back, pocket openings at the outside seams, all suspender buttons, and waistband watch pocket. The only markings are two "dots" found on the inside of the waistband denoting size "2." Typical of the uniform of both the early war volunteer and regular army soldier.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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