Mexican Army Fourth Light Battalion Emblem
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Latin American History | Military History
A hunting horn emblem, with the block number and letter “4L” displayed inside the horn loop; two fastening prongs with holes are attached to the reverse side The author believes that this object identifies the Fourth Light Battalion and was fastened to a cartridge box flap, Hefter et. al. (1958: Plate ViIIe illustrates such an emblem). Others have been reported found in Buena Vista and Cerro Gordo, Mexico.
Battalion Emblem “4-o Cuarto Baón de Infanteria Legéra Permanente” Cartridge Box Plate Ca. 1839-1848 Plate # 2.5 in. x 1.5 in. 73 mm x 40 mm Dug at the ruins at Rancho de San Juan de los Perros, Coahuila, Mexico Collection: Port Isabel Historical Museum Port Isabel, Texas
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"Mexican Army Fourth Light Battalion Emblem" (1846). Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection. 63.