Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection

Mexican Army Shako Hat Plate

Title

Mexican Army Shako Hat Plate

Creator

Identifier

BD0021-ShakoHatPlate

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Creation Date

1836

Disciplines

History | Latin American History | Military History | United States History

Description

The top piece has slightly raised letters, “BN 1” and on the lower part of oval are two rows of raised letters, “GRANADE” is on the first line with “ROS” below. The author believes that this object identifies a member of a grenadier company of the first active battalion of Mexico.

“Batallion Activo numero uno de Mexico, compania de grenaderos.”Shako Hat Plate. Ca. 1830’s.Dug at the Mexican campsite on the west Bernard Creek,Texas. An elongated flat-sided oval plate with two small holes at each end for the purpose of sewing the plate to the shako.

Mexican Army Shako Hat Plate

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