Mexican Army Grenadier Company "Landeros Bomb" emblem
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Exploding bomb with wavy flame; two fastening prongs with holes on reverse side. The author believes this object was worn on a forage cap or shako and identifies a company of grenadiers of an infantry battalion. Another similar plate was reported to have been found at Cerro Gordo, Veracruz, Mexico.
Company Emblem.“Compania de Granaderos, Regimiento de Infanteria Permanente.”“Landeros Bomb.”Ca. 1830’s-1840’s.Plate # 1-5/8 in. x 1-1/4 in.Dug at the ruins of the Villa of Landeros, Coahuila, Mexico.Collection: Port Isabel Historical Museum.Port Isabel, Texas.Gilt die struck rolled brass plate.
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Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley