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Framed set of objects (24) excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

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Pewter, bronze, iron, flint, brass
largest: 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 5.4 x 3.8 cm )
stamped: (621), on front: "..GDS" (one of the Guard Regiments) stamped: (622), on front: "17/LD" (17th Light Dragoons) stamped: (623-4), on front: "17" (17th Regiment) stamped: (625), on front: "38" (38th Regiment) stamped: (626), on front: "44" (44th
Pewter, bronze, iron, flint, or brass objects; brass belt buckle with rectangular frame; four shoe buckles have arched rectangular or circular frames; a large bronze coat button and two smaller buttons; pewter military buttons with the number or symbol of their regiment on front; five musket flints.
Gallery Label: 
These objects were found in 1892 by A.C. Chenowith at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm, at 204th Street between Seaman and Prescott Avenues in Washington Heights, Manhattan. The military buttons were worn on the coats and vests of British privates stationed at the camp during the occupation of New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group