|Description||Cadet gray wool trousers with red piping trim down the outside seams, japanned metal buttons (and a few replacement bone buttons), an iron buckle, and off-white cotton drill inner facings and pockets.|
|Owned||Jesse Bryant Beck (tentative); J. McDonald (tentative)|
25th Alabama Infantry, Co. A
8th Missouri Infantry, Co. F
|Made||Georgia, CSA ; or Limerick, Ireland|
Possible history 1: This is one of at least four surviving pairs of pants of this type. All originated in the Western theater, and one of the others is marked: "Georgia Relief and Hospital Association."
Possible history 2: Trousers made by Peter Tait of Ireland.
Pvt. Jesse Bryant Beck is one of the possible owners of this pair of pants. He served in Co. A, 25th Alabama Infantry, enlisting in April 1861. He was promoted to 1st Sgt. and was paroled in Montgomery in June 1865. The other possible owner for the pants is a Pvt. J. McDonald, who served in Co. F, 8th Missouri Infantry. He was paroled at New Orleans on May 25, 1865.
Beck, Jesse Bryant
Atlanta Campaign (tentative)
African Americans (tentative)