Mexican Army Grenadier Company "Animas Tree Flame bomb" emblem
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Latin American History | Military History
Exploding bomb having a flame in the shape of a tree; two fastening prongs with holes on reverse side; this object identifying a company of grenadiers of an infantry battalion, was probably worn on a cartridge box or shako.This bomb is very similar to the “Zapadores bomb” and Animas was also the dig site of another open-cut “Z” bomb.
Mexican Army Grenadier Company emblem. “Compania de Granaderos, Regimiento de Infanteria Permanente.”"Animas Tree Flame Bomb.”Ca. 1830’s-1840’s. Plate # Dug at the ruins of Estancia Vaqueria de Las Animas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.Cast brass, whole
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Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection, UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley