Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection

Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate variant

Title

Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate variant

Creator

Identifier

BD0021-GrenadierCartridgeBoxBeltPlatevariant

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Creation Date

1846

Disciplines

Latin American History | Military History | United States History

Description

A slightly domed shield plate with an applied exploding bomb insignia centered on the face of plate. A drilled hole was used to secure a chain for pick and brush. A dowel permanent fastened the breast plate to the leather belt. This plate probably belonged to a grenadier dragoon.

Cartridge Box Belt Plate.Ca. 1820’s-1840’s.Dug at the ruins of the Hacienda de Santa Elena, Coahuila,Mexico.Collection: Rod Bates.Cast and filed brass, whole, with applied cast brass bomb.

Physical Description

.JPG, 1 File, 54.3 KB

Mexican Army Grenadier Company cartridge box belt plate variant

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