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Catalog Number 7685-4
Title Jacket, Undress, Military, Nebraska National Guard, Spanish-American War, Col. John P. Bratt
Object Name Jacket
Description Jacket, undress, navy blue with black braid trim down front and around bottom. Split over hips, fastens with button on left and two hook and eyes on right. Plain standup collar of braid gold thread crossed rifles insignia with letters "NNG" on each side of collar. Plain sleeves have insignia of colonel on shoulders.
Date 1895, pattern
Year Range from 1895
Year Range to 1895
Culture American
Material wool serge, cotton sateen, mohair, metal, plastic
Made M.C. Lilley & Co.
Place of Origin USA, Ohio, Columbus
Makers mark Label of manufacturer "M.C. Lilley & Co., Columbus, Ohio."
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Bennett; Philippines
People Bratt, John Peter
Search Terms Nebraska National Guard
U.S. Army
U.S. Military, Nebraska Units
Other Name Jacket, Military, Men's
Event Spanish American War
History 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. Pratt 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)
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