A very nice and seldom found USWV National Auxilary satin cape and matching hat. This cape has been hand-embroidered with the original owner's initials on the inside of the collar and features a beautiful USWV National Auxilary patch on the left breast. The hat is in good condition and is embroidered "Hamilton S. Hawkins Aux. U.S.W.V. 29" and on the opposite side "West Los Angeles Calif."
The United Spanish War Veterans (USWV) was an American veterans organization which consisted of veterans of the Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War and China Relief Expedition. The National Auxiliary of United Spanish War Veterans was officially granted a charter by the United Spanish War Veterans on July 20, 1904. By 1905 the Auxiliary consisted of over 1500 members in fifteen states. Throughout its forty-four-year history, the United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary was devoted to preserving the memory of the Spanish-American War and the men who fought in it.