Dug the attached plate 27mm x 22mm. Fleur-d-li, 2 cannons, and the cactus makes me think Mexican American war but I can't find any info. Anyone know if this is part of a military service award? Peace Roy
Well I'll be dipped in.... Thank you very much @CCDAMEEK . I love CU. Many brains make work light. The hunt continues. Peace Roy
@Namvet69 Lucky find using on-line research. Kind of like a good mystery just waiting to be solved! Also part of why I Love this Hobby!! You just never know what the ground is going to give up......
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Could it be this??
Shield: The shield is red for Artillery. On the gold bend are the two old gatling guns recalling the old gatling gun companies. The cactus recalls the service on the Mexican border and the fleur-de-lis the service in France.
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/112th_Field_Artillery_Regiment_(United_States).html (COPY & PAST ENTIRE LINK)
Wow... neat find Roy.... and @CCDAMEEK... fast identification.... Cheers, RickO