THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
Shirt

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Description Pattern 1882 pull-over shirt: dark blue wool construction of two-piece body with separate back shoulder yoke; two-piece cuffs with black hard rubber buttons; front placate with four hard rubber buttons; fold down collar; two patch pockets with black hard rubber buttons at top; 9" vents at each side; and the breast is partially lined with white cotton inside. Handwritten inside collar "WAS". Numerous repairs in the shirt, showing heavy use. This is the standard shirt worn by soldiers in the field during the Spanish American War.

Used by Walter A. Swope, Company G, 3rd Wisconsin National Guard. Company G, 3rd Wisconsin National Guard was formed in Wausau, Wisconsin. They served in Puerto Rico during the Spanish American War. After the Spanish American War, Walter Swope lived in Oshkosh and was a traveling salesman for the Medberry-Findeisen Wholesale Paper Company. He was a member of the Nelson A. Miles Camp No. 1, United Spanish War Veterans in Oshkosh.
Dimensions W-17 L-30 inches
Year Range from 1895
Event Spanish-American War
Year range to 1898
Material Wool/Cotton/Rubber
Object ID 6315-4
Object Name Shirt
People Swope, Walter A.
Used Swope, Walter A.
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