Boot, Riding

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Description One pair of Mounted Officer's Boots: leather uppers of two piece construction; woven cotton pulls on inside top of each; leather vamps and counters; leather soles and heels; brass socket in back of heel for attachment of spurs.

Used by Julius A. Nemitz, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard, during the Spanish American War. Julius A. Nemitz was born circa 1857 in Germany. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Oshkosh where he 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 Infantry during Spanish-American War, 1898; promoted to Major June 13, 1899; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel January 1914. He died in Oshkosh in 1941 and is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh.
Dimensions H-19 W-3.75 L-10.5 inches
Year Range from 1891
Event Spanish-American War
Year range to 1898
Material Leather/Cotton/Brass
Object ID 2692-T11
Object Name Boot, Riding
People Nemitz, Julius A.
Used Nemitz, Julius A.
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