Military buttons

Object Number: 
INV.5716.57-61
Date: 
1775-1783
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
largest: 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 0.3 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "37" (37th British Regt.)
Description: 
Pewter buttons; flat disks with regiment number and wreathed border stamped on front.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The buttons were worn on the uniforms of privates in the 37th British Regiment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group