Waist belt badge

Waist belt badge
Title
Waist belt badge
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Brass, silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 in. (3.8 x 5.1 cm)
Description 
Waist belt badge. Group of eighteen 18th century British military badges and belt plates; brass or silver cartridge box badges, belt plates, and uniform badges, some framed, and all mounted together on a woven fabric board; painted wooden frame with glass removed and discarded.
Credit Line 
Gift of Captain Howland Pell, 1920
Object Number 
INV.5631.13
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 
Paper backing in object file with text: Solid Silver Sword-belt Plate of Lieut. James Edwards of the 28th Regiment of the British Army in the American Revolution. this belt plate was found at teh opening of Arden Street, Inwood, New York City, on the site of hte Hessian Body Regiment Camp of 1779. Edwards was commissioned an Ensign in the 28th Regiment in 1772. Commissioned Captain in the 28th August 23rd, 1775. He was wounded st the battle of Brandywine, September 11th, 1777. He sold out to Ensign John Thomas, June 15th, 1778. A James Edwards was commissioned Captain in Bannister Tarlton's "British Legion", October 24th, 1778. He was probably the same Edwards who owned the belt plate. This Beltplate is the property of William L. Calver.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group