Grapeshot found in New York City

Object Number: 
INV.5926.1
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Iron grapeshot.
Gallery Label: 
This grapeshot was found by Reginald P.Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at 177th Street and Fort Washington Avenue in Manhattan. The grapeshot may have been discarded, or it may have been fired by British, Hessian, or Continental forces during the assault on Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, or during earlier skirmishes beginning in June, 1776.
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