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Pattern 1883 Officer's Campaign Hat, privately purchased: drab colored fur felt construction; six inch crown creased down the center; 2 1/2" brim; drab colored silk grosgrain ribbon with bow at base of crown; leather sweatband on interior base of crown. Label shows manufacturer of John B. Stetson Company and sold by M. C. Lilley and Company. An officers hat cord of black and gold twisted cording with adjustable slide and acorns on each end. Used by Captain Julius A. Nemitz during the Spanish American War. Julius A. Nemitz operated a clothing store with A. C. Ehrmann at 37 Kansas St. from 1886-89. Had his own store at 44 Main St. from 1889- c 1904. Operated a cement contracting company in Oshkosh and was City Overseer of the Poor c 1930. Wife's name Emma (1862-1926). Active in Wisconsin National Guard; enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin April 21, 1885; promoted to quartermaster sergeant March 17, 1886; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant June 26, 1886; promoted to 1st Lieutenant December 14, 1888; promoted to Captain and Regimental Quartermaster November 10, 1891: Assumed command of Company F March 30, 1892; Regimental Ordnance Officer in 2nd Wisconsin Volunteers during Spanish-American War, 1898; promoted to Major June 13, 1899; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel January 1914. Uniforms, equipment, and archival material in collection. Buried at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh.
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