British military coat buttons (2) excavated at Fort Washington

British military coat buttons (2) excavated at Fort Washington
Title
British military coat buttons (2) excavated at Fort Washington
Date 
1770-1783
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description 
Pewter military coat buttons; regiment number on front surmounted by crown.
Object Number 
INV.6200.93-94
Marks 
stamped: (93-4), on front: "38" (38th Regiment)
Gallery Label 
These buttons were excavated in 1923 by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit outside the south ramparts of 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 forces, and was occupied until 1783. The buttons were worn by privates of the 38th Regiment, which garrisoned the fort from December, 1780 until August, 1781.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group