Frank Pacal, Spanish-American War Records
Title: Frank Pacal,
Spanish-American War Records
Creator: Pacal, Frank (1878-1945?)
boxes (3 linear feet)
Collection Number: MS 0041
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Preferred Citation: Frank Pacal, Spanish-American War Records (MS 0041) Archives & Special Collections,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Frank Pacal was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1878. He emigrated to the United States
with his parents in 1883 from Bohemia and settled in Lincoln, Nebraska. He enlisted in
Company D, First Nebraska Regiment, U.S. Volunteers. Assigned to the Eighth Army, Company D;
participated in the Philippine Campaign during the Spanish-American War. Pacal's service
lead to a promotion to Corporal in May of 1898 and to Sergeant in 1899. After returning from
the war, Pacal married Betty Denman and worked at Magee's Department Store in Lincoln. He
later moved his family to Wymore, Nebraska, where he established his own men's clothing
store. In 1935 he sold the business and retired to Texas.
Scope and Content:
The Pacal records relate to his military service. The items relate to the Spanish-American
War Campaign literature, Nebraska volunteers, Lincoln business and civic affiars, Far East
mementos, and the Veteran Association. The collection includes photographs and artifacts,
such as medals, pins, and military buttons.
Spanish-American War, 1898
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Philippines
United States. Army -- History -- Spanish-American War,
United States. Army -- Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
Box 1. Folder 1. Souvenir book, Philippines Expedition
Box 1. Folder 2. "The Soldier's Letter," vol. 1, no. 1 and
Box 1. Folder 3. "Blanco Y Negro," no. 365, 1898, Apr. 30
Box 1. Folder 4. War publications
Box 1. Folder 5. Manual, guard duty
Box 1. Folder 6. Insurance, attorney cards, Lincoln, Nebraska, album, 1890
Box 1. Folder 7. Certificates, rank, orders
Box 1. Folder 8. Muster Roll, Company D, First Regiment, Nebraska Volunteers, 1898, June 30
Box 1. Folder 9. War rosters
Box 1. Folder 10. Playing cards
Box 1. Folder 11. Photographs
Box 1. Folder 12. Photographs
Box 1. Folder 13. Welcome Home Ribbon
Box 2. Folder 1. Silk flag of Cuba
Box 3. Folder 1. Cross medal, U.S. Army compass, inscripted wooden token
Box 3. Folder 2. Two cufflinks, wreath pin with letters "W.B."
Box 3. Folder 3. Infantry "USV" collar insignia, "Remember The Maine" lapel pin
Box 3. Folder 4. Philippine medallion, brass pins, "3" and "8"
Box 3. Folder 5. Co. D. 1st Neb., S.A.W. lapel pin, D Company, 1st Nebraska pin
Box 3. Folder 6. Wreath and crest pin
Box 3. Folder 7. Two square stones
Box 3. Folder 8. U.S. and Spanish coat and cuff buttons
Box 3. Folder 9. Wreath Crest medallion with cloth inlaid, attached by thread to seal, from
Box 3. Folder 10. Mess kit spoon
Box 3. Folder 11. Engraved flask
Box 3. Folder 12. Daggers with wooden handles