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Button Discovery: A Trophy of War! | ST. AUGUSTINE HISTORY FESTIVAL

Presented by St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, St. Augustine FL

May 11 2022
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 much

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