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Object Name Uniform, Military
Catalog Number 1983.016.01
Description World War I Company M main militia uniform jacket, olive drab wool, two shoulder flaps with buttons, 4 front pockets (2 breast pockets have pleats in them), jacket closes with 4 buttons, all buttons are dark metal and have the Wisconsin seal stamped on them, the sleeves of the jacket each have a brown braid band around the wrist. The inside of the jacket is lined with shiny brown cotton twill, there are two inside pockets on the left side, there is one inside pocket on the right side with the initials "C.J.W." embroidered in gold and orange on a black background, and the neck tag reads "Globe Tailoring CO. Milwaukee" with a picture of a globe. The inside of the sleeves is also lined with a brown and cream striped fabric.
Collection LCHS Military Collection
Provenance Deed of gift states that the uniform belonged to Charles J. Wachs, who served 30 years as register of deeds for La Crosse County (his obituary states that he served 36 years). During World War I he served in Company M for three years and in the Home Guard for six years.
Date c. 1918
Event World War I
People Wachs, Charles J.
Search Terms World War I