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British military button excavated at Fort George

British military button excavated at Fort George
Title
British military button excavated at Fort George
Date 
1790-1815
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/8 in. ( 1 cm )
Description 
Pewter military button; regiment number inscribed in center.
Object Number 
INV.6195.7
Marks 
stamped: (7), on front: "4..." ( possibly British 40th Regiment)
Gallery Label 
This button was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort George, a British fort at Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1795, the fort was captured by American forces on May 27, 1813, and occupied by them until December.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group