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Catalog Number 7685-7
Title Pants, Military, USA, Army, Spanish American War, John Bratt
Object Name Pants
Description Blue wool officer's trousers. Sky blue, w/ white stripe down outside seam. Tightening strap on rear of waistband. Metal buttons for suspenders. One back pocket on right side; two slanted side pockets; one watch pocket on right side; button fly.
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1901
Material wool, copper alloy buttons
Place of Origin USA
People Bratt, John Peter
Other Name Pants, Military, Men's
Event Spanish American War
History Col. Bratt saw service as a captain in Dakota Indian wars of 1880's and Col. of 1st Nebr. Regt. Spanish-American war. Coal Valley, Illinois native John Peter Bratt came to Nebraska in 1879, settling in Bennett. There he became successful as an owner of a hardware store, and a bank. Bratt joined the Nebraska National Guard in 1881 and rose from sergeant to full colonel. He served in the 1st Nebraska Regiment in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. However, illness sent him back to the U.S. shortly after he got there. He moved to Lincoln in 1904, where he later died. He was a founding member of the Bennett Chapter of the Masonic Lodge.
Credit line Wishart, Mrs. Joseph S. (Lourene)
Collection Wishart, Mrs. Joseph S. (Lourene)