Coat Button For 21st Royal North British Fusiliers

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Coat Button For 21st Royal North British Fusiliers

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Title:  

Coat Button For 21st Royal North British Fusiliers
Date:
1770s

Content Description: 

As a "Royal" regiment, the 21st North British Fusiliers were allowed to have both regimental number and special emblem. The regiment was later known as the Royal Scots, and the thistle on this button, the national emblem of Scotland, referred to their Scottish origins.

A typical British soldier might have 70 buttons such as this one on his uniform.

Location:
648 Route 32,New York,Saratoga,12170
Identifier:
SARA 1879

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