British military cross-belt plate excavated at Fort George

Object Number: 
INV.6195.14
Date: 
1790-1815
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (14), on front: "49"
Description: 
Brass cross-belt plate; oval-shaped with two studs and hook on back; regiment number in center of oval.
Gallery Label: 
This cross-belt plate was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort George, a British fort at Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1795, the fort was captured by American forces on May 27, 1813, and occupied by them until December. The plate was worn by a private of the 49th British Regiment, which was stationed at the fort when it was captured.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group