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Framed set of military buttons (12)

Object Number: 
INV.5925.484-495
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Pewter, bronze
Dimensions: 
largest: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: (485) "15" (15th British Regt.?) stamped: (486) "49" (49th British Regt.) stamped: (487) "31" (31st; roped border) stamped: (488) "35" (35th Regt.) stamped: (489) "28" (28th Regt.) stamped: (490) "49" stamped: (491) "44" (44th Regt; crown a
Description: 
Pewter or bronze buttons; stamped with regiment numbers and symbols on front.
Gallery Label: 
These objects were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from Fort Number 4 at West Point, a series of barracks and forts built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army. West Point was built to establish control of the Hudson River. The worms were screwed onto a screwdriver, and were used by soldiers to clean and repair guns. Cloth was attached to the worm and used to clean the inside of the musket's barrel.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group