British military buttons (3) excavated in Canada
largest: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
stamped: (16), on front: "49" (49th British Regiment) stamped: (17), on front: "49"; on back: "I. NUTTING ON/KING. ST/COVENT GARDEN" stamped: (18), on front: "49"; inside scroll on back: "I. NUTTING"; on back: "/KING. ST/COVENT GARDEN"
Pewter military buttons; inscribed with regiment number in center; two have maker's marks inscribed on back.
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee in Ontario, Canada along the Niagara River near Fort George, a British fort built in 1795. The buttons were worn by privates of the 49th Regiment who were stationed in a camp outside the fort. The regiment was stationed at the fort when it was captured by American forces on May 27, 1813.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.