Original British Georgian Era Brass Officer's Snuffbox marked to 60th Royal American Regiment
Original Item: One of a Kind. The 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot served in the American Colonies during the French and Indian War, what is known as the Seven Years War (1756-1763) in Europe. George Washington also fought for King George at that time.
This is a cute rectangular hinge lidded brass and copper snuff box, slightly bent in construction to comfortably fit into a gentleman's waist coat pocket. Measures approximately 2 inches by 1 1/4 inches. Simple but absolutely original and from the period up through the Revolutionary war.
Ready to Display.
History of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment
The regiment was raised in the American colonies in 1756 as the 62nd (Royal American) Regiment to defend the thirteen colonies against attack by the French and their Native American allies. The unit was made up mostly of colonists. It was then RE-TITLED in February as the 60th (Royal American) Regiment in February 1757 after two other regiments surrendered during the war. They took parts in the French & Indian Wars (Known as the Seven Years War in Europe) of 1756-1763. They fought at the Battle of Louisburg in 1758 and at Quebec in 1759. They were then posted to the British West Indies but returned during the Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Bear Creek and the Siege of Savannah in 1779. They returned to the West Indies but reappeared to fight in the War of 1812.
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