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Sam Houstonís Rifle
This rare Henry Gross rifle belonged to Sam Houston.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Firearms
Sailorís Trousers
Embroidered with patriotic themes and worn by Henry Vincent Gerrodette on special occasions. Gerrodette served on a Navy frigate during its attack on California.
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Military Uniforms
Mississippi Rifle
This gun derives it's nickname of the Mississippi rifle from the Mississippi Riflemen led by Jefferson Davis. The Mexican-American War began in 1846. Davis looked favorably upon the war as the United States stood to acquire a considerable land south of the Missouri Compromise line. It was an area...
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Firearms
Mexican War Broadside
Recruiting poster printed with ďVolunteers for Mexico.Ē
Conflict: 
Mexican War
Category(s): 
Ephemera
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 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 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 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 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
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

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