Friday, July 28, 2017

The Plattsburgh Barracks-- Part 1: The War of 1812 Pewter Button

On Tuesday's blog entry, I mentioned that a War of 1812 button had been discovered during the erection of new wooden bunkhouses at the Plattsburgh Barracks in Plattsburgh, New York, in 1917.  The barracks were being built as the United States ramped up for World War I.

This was taken from the July 24, 2017, Plattsburgh Press-Republican "Look-Back July 24 to July 31."

Artifacts were discovered in the construction  "Among those are a pewter button that no doubt dates from the War of 1812 because similar ones have been found upon the site of battlefields in Canada."

Plattsburgh, of course was the site of the big War of 1812 victory at the Battle of Lake Champlain/Battle of Plattsburgh.


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