British military buttons (4) excavated in Canada
largest: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
stamped: (20), inside scroll on front: "ICH DIEN"; bottom front: "100" (100th British Regiment, Prince Regent's County of Dublin Regiment) stamped: (21-23), inside scroll on front: "ICH DIEN"; bottom front: "100"; back: "I. NUTTING/KING. ST/COVENT GARDE
Pewter military buttons; three plumes flanked by inscription inside scroll; regiment number at bottom; three buttons 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 soldiers of the 100th Regiment who were stationed in a camp outside the fort. The large button was worn on a private's coat. The regiment was raised in County Dublin, Ireland in 1805, was stationed in Canada when war began in 1812, and took part in the battle of Chippewa on July 5, 1814.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.