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Mexican flag and coat of arms

Date: 1847 - 1848 | Identifier: 172.2a.h.8
Martin County farmer John Conrad Getsinger, Sr., a native of Wurttemburg, Germany, participated as a sergeant in Company E of the 1st Regiment of N.C. Volunteers during the Mexican War (1847-1848). This sketch is from his sketchbook made during his stay in Mexico, and depicts an eagle with a serpent in its beak and talons, over a cactus. The caption reads "Mexican flage and shilde." more...