8th Grader finds Revolutionary War button at summer camp
Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Admin0
“I picked it up and didn’t think it was anything at all,” Lynch said.
The button has been researched and is believed to be a collar or sleeve button from the 85th Saintonge Regiment Infantrie, a French unit based in the West Indies that traveled to Newport, R.I., and marched to Yorktown to aid George Washington’s troops during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown.
Story: Brittany Voll, WY Daily | Photo: Watermen’s Museum