Mexican Army Grenadier Company "Sabinas bomb" emblem
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A flame that is bending left belonging to an exploding bomb insignia; one fastening prong with a hole 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. The first brigade of the second division camped at the hacienda of San Juan de Sabinas on February 13th, the night an intense snow blizzard.
Company’s emblem, “Compania de Granaderos, Baón Infanteria Permanente,” ”Sabinas Bomb.” Ca. 1830’s. Plate #Dug at the ruins of Hacienda de San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico. Collection: Gregg Dimmick.Cast brass, whole.
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Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley