British military button excavated at Fort Lennox

British military button excavated at Fort Lennox
Title
British military button excavated at Fort Lennox
Date 
1800-1820
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description 
Pewter British military button; regiment number on front.
Object Number 
INV.6196.55
Marks 
stamped: (55), on front: "43" (British 43rd Regiment); on back: "I. NUTTING & SON/KING . ST./COVENT GARDEN"
Gallery Label 
This button was excavated in 1927 by the Field Exploration Commitee at Fort Lennox, a British fort on Isle aux Noix in the Richelieu River in Quebec, Canada. Built during the Revolutionary War, the fort served as a base for the British expeditions on Lake Champlain in 1813 and against Plattsburgh in 1814. The button was worn on the coat of a private in the 43rd Regiment who was stationed at the fort.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group