The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Home Collection Search

Search Results

    New Search
Display: 
  
Sort by: 
   

Displaying records 1 to 10 of 13   |   1 2
  Next
Colt Walker Pistol
The Colt Walker was officially designated a pistol as it was the first revolver ever purchased by the Army Ordnance Department. This was a problem in that many men had never seen a revolver, much less used one, resulting in many burst cylinders, the accidental firing of all six chambers.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Firearms
Flintlock  Pistol
This flintlock was carried by George Washington Morgan when he was wounded at Churubusco.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Firearms
Flintlock Blunderbuss
This gun was found on the battlefield of Cerro Gordo, Mexico.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Firearms
General Scott's Congressional Gold Medal
Congressional Gold medal presented to Winfield Scott for his service as the Army Commander in Chief during the Mexican War of 1847.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Medals
Mexican Army Frock Coat
This uniform coat would have been worn by a Lieutenant in the Artillery of the Mexican army.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms
Mexican Cavalry  Flintlock
English made Mexican cavalry flintlock carbine, .58 caliber marked with the Mexican symbol of the eagle devoring a snake.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Firearms, Foreign objects
Mexican Flag
Mexican flag is full of national symbolism. The green strip represents the Independence Movement. The white stripe represents the purity of the Catholic faith. The red stripe represents the Spaniards that joined in the quest for Independence and the blood of the national heroes. The emblem-shield...
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Flags, Foreign objects
Mexican Saddle
Military saddle used by Mexican mounted troops. This saddle was taken by Col. William S. Harney at the battle of Cerro Gordo.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Foreign objects, Military equipment
Mexican Serape
A serape is a long blanket like shawl, often brightly colored and fringed at the ends, worn especially by Mexican men.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Civilian clothes, Foreign objects
Mexican War Broadside
Recruiting poster printed with “Volunteers for Mexico.”
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Ephemera

Displaying records 1 to 10 of 13   |   1 2
  Next
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center Printable ScriptVisit the MuseumEducationCredits