Brass, bronze, pewter, gilt, copper, tin
largest: 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 1.6 cm )
stamped: (337-41), front of button: "A" (design of eagle grasping arrows; probably artillery buttons, c. 1820-25)
stamped: (342), front of button: "LA" (foliate script; Light Artillery, c. 1808-1812)
stamped: (343-44), front of button: "CORPS" (eagle pe
Brass, bronze, pewter, or gilded, or tin buttons excavated at West Point; ten buttons are hollow and dome-shaped, and one of the buttons is pierced with a foliate design; the other buttons are solid and disk-shaped; eight disk-shaped buttons have an emblem and symbol of their regiment or corps; two of these have an eagle perched atop a cannon; one is inscribed in foliate script; and five others have a flying eagle grasping arrows; two buttons are inscribed on back.
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