Mexican Army Grenadier Company "Cerro Gordo emblem"
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Latin American History | Military History
Exploding bomb insignia having a pointed shaped flame; two fastening prongs with holes on reverse side; this object identifying a member of a company of grenadiers in an infantry battalion was, probably worn on a cartridge box or shako.
Mexican Army Grenadier Company emblem “Compania de Granaderos, Regimiento de Infanteria Permanente.” “Cerro Gordo Pointed Flame Bomb” Ca. 1830’s-1840’s Plate # 2 7/8 in. x 2 in. Dug at Cerro Gordo, Veracruz, Mexico Collection: Don Janks.
File 1: Front of the emblem.
File 2: Back of the emblem.
.TIF, 2 Files, 446 KB
Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley