Iron objects excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
largest: 6 x 7/8 in. ( 15.2 x 2.2 cm )
Iron objects excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; large, cone-shaped, hollow spikes.
These objects were found in 1892 by A.C. Chenowith on Seaman Avenue at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights. They were probably used as tent-pins by British or Hessian soldiers.
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.