Frizzen from musket excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.441
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 5.4 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Iron frizzen from musket excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This frizzen was excavated on September 17, 1916 by Reginald Pelham Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th St. in Washington Heights. It was stored as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group