Republic of Texas infantry officer shako helmet

A new infantry uniform for a new republic

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In 1839 the Republic of Texas commissioned new dress uniforms for its infantry, including this shako cap adorned with a sunburst insignia with a lone star in its center. The tassels indicate that this helmet belonged to an officer.

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Republic of Texas infantry officer shako helmet Artifact from Galveston
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