Mexican Army Shako Hat Plate
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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.
Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley