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Catalog Number 9189-58
Title Coat, Dress, Military, USA, Army, Spanish American War, Frank D. Eager
Object Name Jacket
Description Dark navy blue broadcloth; braid trim; metal clasp at throat and base of buttons; nine plastic buttons down front; major's insignia on shoulders; side openings w/ snap closures inside and outside; goes w/ cap 9189-36
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1899
Material wool, metal
Made Henderson Ames Co.
Place of Origin USA: Michigan, Kalamazoo
Makers mark Embroidered tag at back of collar:
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln; Philippines
People Eager, Frank D., 1872-1960
Search Terms U.S. Army
U.S. Military, Nebraska Units
Spanish American War
Other Name Coat, Dress, Military, Men's
Event Spanish-American War
History Frank D. Eager 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.
Credit line Frank D. Eager, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Eager, Frank D.
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