Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Silver and bone button; bone back covered by silver face with beaded border and decorative design on front.
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
This button was excavated in 1892 by Reginald P. Bolton and others at a military camp at 201st Street and Ninth Avenue in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the camp was occupied by British soldiers who were guarding the landing area for a ferry that crossed the Harlem River from the Bronx to Manhattan.
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