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Mexican Army hat ornament

Mexican Army hat ornament

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Description (Brief)
Mexican Army hat ornament from the period of the Mexican-American War. The gilded brass insignia with mounting slide is in the shape of a central disk decorated with the Mexican eagle, surrounded by a sunburst. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Insignia
associated date
1846 - 1848
associated place
Mexico
Physical Description
metal, gilt (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 5 in x 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
AF.18957 [dup1]
catalog number
18957
accession number
62555
subject
Mexican War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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