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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Second Fort Crawford – Ordnance Officer’s Button

December 21, 2017

Second Fort Crawford – Ordnance Officer’s ButtonThis Ordnance Officer’s button (circa 1816-1821) was recovered in 1999 at Second Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.  It is gilded with a lined field in the background and a standing eagle facing right that is holding crossed cannons in his talons surrounded by an “O” around the outside. The eagle, crossed cannons, and “O” border are all raised. The back of the button has the writing “Treble/Guilt/Standardd/Colour”.