Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection

Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate

Title

Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate

Creator

Identifier

BD0021-Cartridgeboxbeltplate

Files

Download BD0021-Cartridgeboxbeltplate.JPG (50 KB)

Creation Date

1846

Disciplines

Latin American History | Military History | United States History

Description

A flat shield with pearl border outline. A raised exploding bomb with a spread wavy flame centers the plate. A drilled hole at its bottom was used to secure a chain for a brush and pick; two fastening prongs with holes are on the reverse side; this object was probably worn by grenadier of the guard or grenadier dragoon. Cartridge Box Belt Plate.Ca. 1839-1848, Mexico. Collection: Rich. Cast and filed brass, whole.

Physical Description

.JPG, 1 File, 50 KB

Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate

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