British military gaiter buttons (2) excavated at Fort George

British military gaiter buttons (2) excavated at Fort George
Title
British military gaiter buttons (2) excavated at Fort George
Date 
1790-1815
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
largest: 1/2 in. ( 1.3 cm )
Description 
Pewter military gaiter buttons; dome-shaped; looped fastener on back.
Object Number 
INV.6195.9-10
Gallery Label 
These buttons were 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 until by them December.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group