Mexican Army Fourth Light Battalion emblem cartridge box belt plate
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An elongated slightly domed oval plate; one pair of prongs with holes on reverse side; an open cut European style “4L” on the face of plate, with a hole below. The author believes that this object identifies the Fourth Light Infantry Battalion. Others have been found at San Juan de los Perros, Coahuila, Mexico and Santa Elena, Coahuila, Mexico.
Battalion Emblem “4-o Cuarto Baón Infanteria Legéra Permanente Cartridge Box Belt Plate Ca. 1839-1848 Plate # 63mm x 75mm Found at the ruins at the Hacienda de Encarnacion de Guzman, Coahuila, Mexico Collection: Port Isabel Historical Museum Port Isabel, Texas Cast and filed brass; whole
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Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley