Cartridge box badge

Cartridge box badge
Title
Cartridge box badge
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Captain Howland Pell, 1920
Object Number 
INV.5631.1
Marks 
cast: (1) "26" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown with beaded border; 26th British Regiment; excavated by Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga) cast: (2) cartridge box badge Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Army cast: (3) "GR" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown; 4 x 2 1/2; no. 1947.293; British Foot Guards; excavated by FEC at Dyckman campat seaman Ave., 1913) cast: (4) "15" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown; 15th Regt.; found 1905 in White Plains, NY) cast: (5) "45" (cartridge box badge; openwork; below crown; 45th Regt.; replica) cast: (6, 11) bonnet badge, 71st Fraser Highlander Regt.; circular crown at top and thistle center; "FACE REAUT PATE/IMPUNE/.........QUILQUIDAUT NEMO..." "71" (AT BOTTOM); (found at Riverside Drive and 86th St. in 1840, Gift of Howland Pell, 1920) engraved: (7) "XXVIII GR REG" (silver sword belt plate, rectangular; 28th Regt. officer; excavated by FEC at Arden St. and Broadway in Manhattan) engraved: (8) "FF" (foliate; below engraved crown; brass rectangular waist belt plate of Hessian officer, Prince Frederick Regiment; excavated by FEC in 1921 at Dyckman camp-Seaman Ave.) stamped: (9) crossed cannons (rectangular waist belt plate; brass; prob. Hessian Anspach artillery regt.; excavated by FEC at Fort George, 191st and Audobon Ave.) cast: (10) "CG" (openwork; brass rect. waist belt plate; British Coldstream Guards; replica) engraved: (14) "RF" (engraved foliate on front of rect. brass belt plate; British Royal Fusiliers; excavated by FEC at 181st and Broadway) engraved: (15) "XXXVIII GR" (engraved on front of rect. brass belt plate; British 38th Regt., excavated by FEC at 181st and Broadway) engraved: (17) "ROYAL/LX/AMERICANS" (rect. brass belt plate; c. 1790; 60th British Regt.; excavated by FEC at Fort Haldimand) engraved: (18) "XX" (rect. brass belt plate; British 20th Regt; excavated by FEC at Fort Ticonderoga)
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group