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Catalog Number 9135-42
Title Coat, Military, USA, Army, Spanish American War, Forrest E. Overholser
Object Name Coat
Description Blue wool coat; five metal buttons with eagle imprint down front; falling collar; three buttons on each wrist; inner pocket on left side; extra lining inside.
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1899
Material wool, metal
Made The M.C. Lilley Co.
Place of Origin Ohio, Columbus
Makers mark Fabric tag sewn into back collar:
The M.C. LILLEY & CO. Columbus, O.
Military & Society Goods
People Overholser, Forrest E.
Search Terms Spanish American War
Other Name Coat, Military, Men's
Event Spanish-American War
History This jacket was worn by Col. Forrest E. Overholser. Overholser began his military career with the 51st Iowa volunteers during the Spanish American War. He moved to Lincoln in 1928 to organize the reserves of the 7th Corps, 355th Infantry. Overholser died August 8, 1943.
Credit line Col. Forrest E. Overholser, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Overholser, Col. Forrest E.