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Pattern 1883 Fatigue Blouse: dark blue wool body with fold-down collar; five gilt brass eagle buttons on front; three gilt eagle buttons on each cuff; black cotton lining in body and white cotton lining in sleeves. Used by the donor's father, Gustav C. Pahlow. Gustav C. Pahlow was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in November 1874, the son of German immigrants, Heinrich and Henrietta Pahlow. During the Spanish American Wart, Gustav served in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in Puerto Rico. He is listed on the December 28, 1898 Company Roster has having served from June 20 through November 11, 1898. In 1900 he was living with his parents and working as a polisher in a plating company. Prior to 1903 he moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He was living there in 1930 working as a manager in a casket company. Also listed with him were his wife Nellie and daughters: Luella and Georgia. He is also listed as a veteran of the Spanish American War.
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