British military buttons (6) excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Pewter military buttons excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; disks with the number or emblem of their regiment or corps in the center; three buttons have a rope border; one has a British crown above its corps emblem.
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
stamped: (421-423), on front of button: "17" (17th British Regiment, Leicestershire; privates' buttons)
stamped: (424), front: "RP" (Royal Provincials; possibly the King's Royal Regiment of New York; crown above emblem; private's button)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.