Cartridge box badge

Object Number: 
INV.5631.1
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 2 x 1/2 in. (8.9 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Cartridge Box badge depicting crown and "26" of the British 26th Regiment of Foot, War of the Revolution.
Gallery Label: 
"In the autumn of 1775, when Montgomery captured St. John's, the garrison included part of this regiment, who were confined at Ticonderoga, where this Badge was found. In 1776, these prisoners were exchanged adn camped on Staten Island. The regiment was disbanded in 1779."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Captain Howland Pell, 1920
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group