Framed set of military buttons (10) excavated at Revolutionary War military site
largest: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Pewter military buttons; solid pewter disks with the emblem, number, or symbol of their regiment on front; one button has crossed swords and another has a skull and crossbones below its regiment number; one button has its number flanked on the left by two C's forming a dolphin; another has its number enclosed inside a small circle in center, with an emblem along the bottom edge.
stamped: (1-2), on front: "USA" (Continental Army)
stamped: (3), on front: "1/C.R." (1st Connecticut Regiment; coat button)
stamped: (4), on front: "3" (3rd Connecticut Regiment; dolphin next to number; coat)
stamped: (5), on front: "MASS/VI" (6th Massachusetts Regiment; crossed swords below number)
stamped: (6), on front: "MASS/VIII" (8th Massachusetts Regiment; skull and crossbones below number)
stamped: (7), in center on front: "1"; along bottom edge: "AMERICAN" (Queens Rangers, the 1st American Regiment; coat)
stamped: (8), on front: "RP" (Royal Provincials; crown above emblem; coat)
stamped: (9), on front: "22" (British 22nd Regiment)
stamped: (10), on front: "37" (British 37th Regiment; coat)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.