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Catalog Number 9189-52
Title Pants, Military, USA, Army, Spanish American War; Frank D. Eager
Object Name Pants
Description Light-colored linen pants; two slanted front pockets; two back pockets; metal clasp in back; loops for belt; button fly; buttons down both pant legs; buttons for suspenders. These pants match jacket 9189-51.
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1899
Material linen, metal
People Eager, Frank D., 1872-1960
Search Terms Nebraska Volunteers
Spanish American War
Other Name Military, Men's
Event Spanish American War
History Frank D. Eager was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1872. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1893 with a Bachelor of Science degree. During his attendance at the university, he was nominated as the highest ranking cadet officer by John J. Pershing. After graduation, he was commandant at Worthington Military Academy, where he taught natural sciences. He was admitted to the bar in 1896 but rather than practicing law, he published the Lincoln Independent, a newspaper supporting the Populist Party. In 1897 he was chief clerk of Nebraska's House of Representatives and secretary of the Populist Party. In 1898 he entered the First Nebraska Infantry and srved as captain of Company H of the regiment in Phillipines. He served through 23 battles, attaining the rank of colonel. Eager was serverely wounded at Calumpit, Luzon on April 25, 1899 and received the purple heart and silver star for his service. Upon his return, Eager became involved in real estate and investments, primarily in Lincoln, Nebraska. He died in 1960.
Credit line Frank D. Eager, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Eager, Frank D.
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