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British military button excavated at Fort Lennox

Object Number: 
INV.6196.64
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Pewter British military button; thin face of two-part button.
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group