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This brass military button was recovered from the Fort Scott National Historic Site during excavations conducted there between 1968 through 1972 by Kansas Historical Society Archeologists. When Fort Scott was built it was on the western military frontier, but is now located within the city limits of Fort Scott. The brass two piece button has a wire loop shank. The button front depicts an eagle holding an olive branch and arrows above with a wreath below and a large "U. S." in the middle. The button back has the wording United States. The button is ligne 30 in size and likely represents a coat or jacket button.

Date: 1842-1853

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Item Number: 443392
Call Number: 14BO302-36283
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443392

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