Button excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.325
Date: 
1790-1820
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Pewter button excavated at West Point; disk-shaped.
Gallery Label: 
This button was excavated on May 17, 1931 by the Field Exploration Committee from Fort Putnam at West Point, a series of forts and barracks in Orange County, New York built by the Continental Army in 1777. West Point was built to establish American control of the Hudson River, and to guard the Hudson Highlands from attack.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group