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Last weekend at the Hastings Nebraska military show I had the opportunity to purchase this uniform grouping. This man was the Company commander for Company D of the 1st Nebraska Infantry. They originally mustered from Seward Nebraska which is just down the road from me. There is a lot of uniform parts and pieces along with a lot of research material. I will start with some original pictures of the Captain and go from there.

 

This is the Captain with some of his other officers. There is no blue uniform with this grouping sadly.

 

Other miscellaneous pictures. One of Company D as a group.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Some pictures of the Kepi, maybe worn in the above picture.

 

Second picture has the original oil skin cover.

 

Side view of the State of Nebraska buttons.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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M1899 Khaki blouse with buttons, collar insignia, and blue shoulder tabs with captains bars and US eagle insignia.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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A Philippine made copy of a M1898 cotton blouse khaki faded to gray with 1st Nebraska patch sown to each collar. Both shoulder boards have sown on captains bars and eagle insignia.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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A Philippine made copy of a M1899 blouse with sown on 1st Nebraska collar insignia.

 

A picture of the troop ship they went over on.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Belts and field gear that he would have worn.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Some miscellaneous items with a picture or two.

 

Some bring back items. Ammo both US and Spanish.

 

Spanish officers cap with Infanteria side buttons. Manila makers imprint in the lining. Bullion cap cord. Visor is missing.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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A couple of pictures.

 

Then 2 white cotton belly bands. Believed to prevent Scarlet fever?

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Very nice. That's the type of grouping I like.

Thanks for posting!


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Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

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Incredible! I didn't realize Nebraska contributed troops to the Philippine Insurrection. That would be a far different place from home and far away. Nice to see this type of thing turns up locally. Congrats!


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of the Vietnam War

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Even though there is some fading, you still have some details in those photos.

 

That building that is in the background of photo 2 looks like it has been shot to pieces. That could probably be researched.

 

These are results that I got from your posted photos. I imagine if you had them directly scanned the results would be even better.

 

 

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Super Group Bones


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An outstanding grouping. You must have gotten to that one early as I did not see it with the other uniforms on those tables. I liked the other Nebraska Officer grouping with the M1895 uniform but a bit too rich for my blood. They were all well researched as is yours.

 

Congratulations!


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It's great to see a group with so many items still remaining. Thanks for posting!


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Outstanding acquisition!

 

Did you notice in the close-up of the infantry epaulet photo that the button shown is an artillery officer's

button. During the early part of the Philippine campaign, buttons were in short supply; moreover, I had

read in a period document that there was a high tariff on imported buttons. From the point of the Q.M.D.,

it was a low priority item as far as what was immediately needed. He made do with what was available.

 

I love the uniforms. A gentle steam cleaning will draw out the wrinkles, but don't do anything else to try

to clean them.

 

Once again - Outstanding!

 

Thank you for taking the time to post there artifacts.

Msn


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Amazing! Thanks for sharing.


Collecting early US Army headgear and uniforms.



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Outstanding acquisition!

 

Did you notice in the close-up of the infantry epaulet photo that the button shown is an artillery officer's

button. During the early part of the Philippine campaign, buttons were in short supply; moreover, I had

read in a period document that there was a high tariff on imported buttons. From the point of the Q.M.D.,

it was a low priority item as far as what was immediately needed. He made do with what was available.

 

I love the uniforms. A gentle steam cleaning will draw out the wrinkles, but don't do anything else to try

to clean them.

 

Once again - Outstanding!

 

Thank you for taking the time to post there artifacts.

Msn

 

Good eye! I thought the lettered buttons were out of use by Span-Am. How long were they continued to be issued?

 


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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Great group!

 

I believe officers continued to wear lettered buttons up to the new 1902 regulations.


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Great group!

 

I believe officers continued to wear lettered buttons up to the new 1902 regulations.

 

You're are correct! After I posted, I went in search of the regs and at least up through the 1899 regs, officers wore lettered buttons on field uniforms.

 

OFFICERs OF THE ARTILLERY, INFANTRY, AND CAVALRY.——

Gilt. convex; device, a spread eagle, with the letter A for artillery, I for infantry, and C for cavalry, on the shield.

Buttons to be of the following dimensions: Large size, {t inch; small size, 1% inch—in exterior diameter.


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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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That's one superb grouping! Thanks for posting


Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


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Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


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Another note. One other small button on a pocket is artillery. The other 4 are general service buttons. I will try to scan these pictures in yet this week. Thanks for the comments.


 

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Couldn't wait to see this one Tony! I didn't realize you those photos with it, too. That's a good group. I'm glad you found it.

 

Rob


Exhausting & Dirty Work



Interested in buying identified or re-searchable Korean War uniforms, groupings, medals and more.

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