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Catalog Number 7685-5
Title Jacket, Undress, Military, USA, Army, Spanish American War, John Bratt
Object Name Jacket
Description Blue duck undress jacket, officer's. Spanish American War. Hidden button closure, green stripe in front, bottom and standing collar. Yellow cord letters and crossed rifle with USV and 1 NEB on collar. See also shoulder boards in box 7685-18.
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1899
Material duck, metal, cord
Place of Origin USA
Makers mark manufacturer's label on collar:
La Madrilena
J. Meras Manila
People Bratt, John Peter
Other Name Jacket, Men's, Military
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)
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