largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
stamped: (215), on face of button: "26" (26th Regiment)
stamped: (216), face: "70" (70th Regiment)
stamped: (217-18), face: "52" (52nd Regiment)
stamped: (219-20), face: "57" (57th Regiment)
stamped: (221), face: "45" (45th Regiment)
Pewter British military buttons excavated at various Revolutionary War sites in Washington Heights; solid pewter disks with the number of their regiment in the center of the button; many buttons have floral, cable, or other border designs and some have a British crown above their regiment number; many have iron wire loops on back for attachment to uniforms.
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.