American military buttons (16) excavated at Fort George
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Lead military buttons; one button has an eagle grasping an oval border which encloses a regiment number; fourteen have a foliate inscription in the center above a small oval, two of the buttons have a regiment number inside the oval and eight have a star inside.
stamped: (15), front of button: "US" (General service button used by regular army and militia; c. 1808-1812)
stamped: (16-17), front: "I/9" (9th Infantry Regiment; 1812; foliate script)
stamped: (18), front: "...RT" (U.S. Infantry Regiment; eagle; 1811)
stamped: (19-26), front: "I" (General service button used by army and militia; 1812; foliate script and star)
stamped: (27-30), front: "I" (foliate script; general service or infantry; 1812)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.