Revolutionary War British 3rd Foot Guard Soldier’s Button
c. 1775-1783, Revolutionary War Period, British Soldier Enlisted Man, 3rd Foot Guards Pewter Vest Size Button, Choice Extremely Fine.
16 mm. Superb in design, Revolutionary War Period British 3rd Foot Guards Enlisted Man’s Button, Listed as “B3G.e.” shown on page 18 of Don Troiani’s reference, “Military Buttons of the American Revolution”. This example is in excellent untouched condition, but lacks the full iron shank. The motif of rays with “3G” seperated by a thistle. Dark pewter patina with traces of silvering within the designs. Three Guards companies of 307 men under Coldstream commander Colonel Edward Mathew fought in the American Revolutionary War. As part of the famed "Brigade of Guards", the adopted a new name, the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, the Coldstreams had a superb battle record fighting at Long Island, Brandywine, Monmouth, Camden, Guilford Court House and Yorktown to name a few.