Framed set of British military buttons (29)

Framed set of British military buttons (29)
Title
Framed set of British military buttons (29)
Date 
1770-1783
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description 
Pewter military buttons; buttons have the emblem, number, or symbol of their regiment on front; one button has its regiment number enclosed inside of a starburst; one has three feathers above its regiment number; another has its number in the center, encircled by an inscription along the bottom edge of the button; many buttons have crowns above their numbers, and wreathed, roped, or corded border designs.
Object Number 
INV.6330.1-29
Marks 
stamped: (1), front of button: "CM GDS" (Coldstream Guards; worn on a coat or vest) stamped: (2), front: "IV" (4th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (3), front: "V" (5th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (4), front: "K/8" (8th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (5), front: "10" (10th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (6), front: "17" (17th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (7), front: "23" (23rd Regiment of Foot, Welsh Fusiliers) stamped: (8), front: "26" (26th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (9), front: "28" (28th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (10), front: "35" (35th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (11), front: "37" (37th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (12), front: "38" (38th Regiment of Foot; crown above number) stamped: (13), front: "40" (40th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (14), front: "44" (44th Regiment of Foot; crown above number) stamped: (15), front: "52" (52nd Regiment of Foot) stamped: (16), front: "57" (57th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (17), front: "60" (60th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (18), front: "62" (62nd Regiment of Foot) stamped: (19), front: "63" (63rd Regiment of Foot; numner inside starburst) stamped: (20), front: "64" (64th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (21), front: "69" (69th Regiment of Foot) stamped: (22), front: "71" (71st Regiment of Foot, Fraser Scottish Highlanders) stamped: (23), front: "74" (74th Regiment of Foot, Argyle Scottish Highlanders) stamped: (24), front: "76" (76th Regiment of Foot, McDonald Scottish Highlanders) stamped: (25), front: "80" (80th Regiment of Foot, Royal Edinburgh Volunteers) stamped: (26), front, on edge of button: "2/AMERICAN" (2nd American Regiment, formerly the Loyalist Volunteers of Ireland; ) stamped: (27), front: "NY/V" (New York Volunteers, Loyalist corps; crown above letters) stamped: (28), front: "RP" (Royal Provincials, general service Loyalist button; crown above letters) stamped: (29), front: "BUTLERS/RANGERS" (Butler's Rangers, Loyalist corps)
Gallery Label 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at British military camps and forts in Washington Heights, Manhattan. They were worn on the uniform coats of British and Loyalist privates who garrisoned Washington Heights from the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776 until evacuation in 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group