Pair of Mexican Army epaulets

Pair of Mexican Army epaulets

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Description (Brief)
Pair of Mexican Army Engineer's epaulets from the period of the Mexican-American War. The two brass gilt epaulettes are decorated with a crossed sword, hatchet, and spade, and have a blue cloth backing. This object is part of the General Edward D. Townsend Collection of relics of the War of 1812, Mexican War, and Civil War. Townsend was the principal executive officer of the War Department during the American Civil War.
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Object Name
Insignia, Pair of
Other Terms
Insignia, Pair of; Army; Epaulette; Engineer; Officer; Non Commissioned Officer
associated date
1846 - 1848
associated place
Physical Description
metal, silver (overall material)
overall, bag: 6 1/2 in x 6 in x 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 15.24 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Mrs. E. M. Chapman
Mexican War
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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