Mexican Army Fourth Light Battalion Emblem
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An elongated flat-sided shield with a raised bold European block style “4L” separated by dots. A drilled hole exists below and between letters. The author believes that this object identifies the Fourth Light Infantry Battalion and was fastened to a shako.
Battalion Emblem “4-o Cuatro Baón Infanteria Legéra Permanente Shako Plate Ca. 1839-1848 Plate # mm ht. x mm w. Found at the ruins at the Hacienda de Encarnacion de Guzman, Coahuila, Mexico Collection: Robert Shelton
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"Mexican Army Fourth Light Battalion Emblem" (1846). Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection. 65.