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Belt buckle excavated at Revolutionary War barracks

Belt buckle excavated at Revolutionary War barracks
Title
Belt buckle excavated at Revolutionary War barracks
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 4.1 x 6 cm )
Description 
Brass belt buckle; rectangular frame.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.6100.344
Gallery Label 
This belt buckle was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. The barracks were built after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group