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British military button excavated at Revolutionary War barracks

British military button excavated at Revolutionary War barracks
Title
British military button excavated at Revolutionary War barracks
Date 
1770-1783
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description 
Pewter military button; regiment number on front; roped border design.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.6100.10
Marks 
stamped: (10), on front: "17" (17th Regiment)
Gallery Label 
This button was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. The barracks were built after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783. The button was worn on the uniform of a private in the 17th Regiment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group