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Button Discovery: A Trophy of War! | ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORY FESTIVAL
Dr. Paul Johnston of the Smithsonian Institution and Dr. Roger Smith of the St. Augustine Historical Society will discuss how/why a pewter button with “U.S.A.” clearly engraved on its front side was found recently among the debris of a British ship that sank off the coast of East Florida in 1782.
Trophy of war? Turncoat soldier? Why was a British vessel evacuating to St. Augustine toward the end of the American Revolution?
Come see this unique artifact discovered by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program and find out just how muchView more
81 Lighthouse Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32080