Soldier's Coat Buttons

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Fort Griffin was established in 1867 to provide frontier defense for Texas settlers. These two buttons were recovered from the Fort Griffin State Historical Site, just fifteen miles north of Albany, in 1973. Probably from a soldier's coat, one button depicts the trident-wielding Roman god of the sea, Neptune. The other button appears to show an Asian motif with a person walking through the countryside surrounded by rams, sheep, and dogs.

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Soldier's Coat Buttons Artifact from Albany, Texas
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