British military button excavated in Canada

British military button excavated in Canada
Title
British military button excavated in Canada
Date 
1770-1797
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description 
Pewter military button; regiment number in center enclosed by broken circle.
Object Number 
INV.6280.19
Marks 
stamped: (19), on front: "5" (5th British Regiment, Northumbria)
Gallery Label 
This button was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee in Ontario, Canada along the Niagara River near Fort George, a British fort built in 1795. The button was worn by a private of the 5th Regiment who was stationed in a camp along the river. The 5th Regiment arrived in Canada in 1787 and returned to England in 1797.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group