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Buttons (3) excavated at a Revolutionary War military hut

Object Number: 
INV.6100.356-358
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Bone
Dimensions: 
largest: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Bone buttons; two are pierced with four holes; one with five.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a military hut at 182nd Street between Fort Washington and Bennett Avenues. The hut was built sometime after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and was probably occupied by officers of the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group