Framed set of American military buttons (3) excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.481-483
Date: 
1775-1783
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
largest: 3/4 in. ( 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (481-2), on front: "3. C.R." (3rd Connecticut Regiment; coat buttons) stamped: (483), on front: "LIY/3 CR" (foliate script; Light Infantry company of the 3rd Connecticut Regiment)
Description: 
Pewter military buttons; solid pewter with the regiment name and emblem on front.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at West Point, and were worn on the uniforms of enlisted men in the Continental Army. The Light Infantry button of the 3rd Connecticut Regiment was found at the Revolutionary barracks; the other buttons were found at Redoubt number 4.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group