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British military button excavated in Canada

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Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
stamped: (24), on front: "8"; on back: "I. NUTTING & SON/KING. ST. /COVENT. GARDEN" (8th British Regiment, King's Regiment)
Pewter military button; regiment number inscribed on front and maker's mark on back; roped border design.
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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 on the coat of a private in the 8th Regiment who was stationed in a camp along the river. The regiment was stationed in Canada beginning in 1768 and continuing through the War of 1812.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group