British military button excavated at Fort Washington

British military button excavated at Fort Washington
Title
British military button excavated at Fort Washington
Date 
1770-1783
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description 
Pewter military button; decorated with flower petals on front.
Object Number 
INV.6200.344
Gallery Label 
This button was excavated on May 20th or 21st, 1922 by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until 1783. The button was probably worn on the uniform of a British general officer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group