British military buttons (3) excavated in Canada

British military buttons (3) excavated in Canada
Title
British military buttons (3) excavated in Canada
Date 
1790-1815
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
largest: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description 
Pewter military buttons; regiment number on front enclosed by small, beaded border and starburst; two have maker's marks inscribed on back.
Object Number 
INV.6280.3-5
Marks 
stamped: (3), on front: "41"; on back: "* JENNENS/ * LONDON" stamped: (5), on front: "41"; on back: "I. MCGOWAN/....ING...../SOHO . LONDON"
Gallery Label 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee in Ontario, Canada along the Niagara River near Fort George, a British fort built in 1795. They were worn by privates of the 41st Regiment, which arrived in Canada in 1799, was encamped near Fort George when war began in 1812, and which took part in the unsuccessful British siege of Fort Erie in 1814.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group