British military coat buttons (3) excavated in Canada

British military coat buttons (3) excavated in Canada
Title
British military coat buttons (3) excavated in Canada
Date 
1790-1815
Medium 
Pewter, silver
Dimensions 
largest: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Description 
Pewter or silver-plated military coat buttons; regiment number on front enclosed by small, beaded border and starburst; two have maker's mark inscribed on back.
Object Number 
INV.6280.6-8
Marks 
stamped: (7-8), on front: "41"; on back: "I . MCGOWAN/GE...RA.../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. The 41st Regiment arrived in Canada in 1799, was encamped near Fort George when war began in 1812, and took part in the unsuccessful British siege of Fort Erie in 1814. The pewter buttons were worn by privates; the silver-plated button was worn by an officer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group