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« on: July 09, 2017, 07:44:11 pm »


Does anyone know if the 1st Nebraska Volunteers had a special hat badge or any other special identifying badge during the SpanAm War?

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 10:38:46 pm »

Good question, the late Jim Potter would have known.  His book on the Nebraska Volunteers during the Civil War, is a very good read.

Wonder if someone at the NG Museum in Seward would know.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 10:47:59 pm »

There's some pretty good stuff available online from the Nebraska Historical Society.  Google "The Fighting First Nebraska" and it should get you to some of it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 11:02:23 pm »

Their Officers had a distinctive collar device that was worn on their Dress coat..

Other than that, the men wore the standard crossed rifles and had either a letter/numeral attached as one piece, or the letter/numeral separately affixed - and that was worn on the campaign hat.

I have a 'lot' of 1st Nebraska stuff - more than the above-mentioned museums - so just ask.

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 07:18:27 am »

St. George, Could you post a picture of that device?  I'd love to see it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 10:16:00 am »

Regrettably - no.

I don't have the ability to post photos - nor the interest.

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 02:11:27 pm »

  Smiley  not the collar device ...but cool


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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 04:11:54 pm »

I've got those, too...

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 06:52:35 pm »

HI

Looking at OU's book catalog:

Marching with the First Nebraska
A Civil War Diary

By: August Scherneckau, Edith Robbins
Edited by: James E. Potter
Translated by: Edith Robbins
Published: 2007

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