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Framed set of American military buttons (24) excavated at Fort George

Object Number: 
INV.6195.35-58
Date: 
1810-1814
Medium: 
Bronze, brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (35-6), on front: "RA" (Regiment of Artillerists; c. 1810) stamped: (37-40), on front: "RA/2" (2nd Regiment of Artillery; c. 1812) stamped: (41), on front: "1. REGT" (Regiment of Artillerists; c. 1802; eagle and cannon above letters) stamped:
Description: 
Bronze or brass military buttons; one button has an eagle perched atop a cannon in the center, above a regiment emblem at bottom; all other buttons have a foliate emblem in the center, above a small oval enclosing a regiment number at bottom.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort George, a British fort at Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Niagara River in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1795, the fort was captured by American forces on May 27, 1813, and occupied until December. The buttons were worn on the uniforms of artillerymen who were stationed at the fort during its brief American occupation.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group