Friday, April 1, 2011

American & British War of 1812 Buttons

American & British War of 1812 Buttons

An original strip of buff color wool cut from the cuff of an American army officer’s uniform coat, upon which are still sewn two beautifully patinated and preserved one-piece cuff-size silvered copper  regimental type infantry buttons.

A pewter, one-piece coat-size British enlisted infantryman of the 89th Regiment of Foot button (Plowed up on the battlefields of Ft. Erie in June 1897.)  

A one-piece copper cuff or vest-size Regiment of Riflemen  button with blank back. 
Property of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

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