Musket stock plate
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
engraved: (27), on front: "B/21"; on back: "III" (British 21st Regiment, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Company B)
Brass musket stock plate excavated at Fort Haldimand; pear-shaped and slightly curved; engraved inscriptions on front and back.
This stock plate was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Haldimand, a British fort on Carleton Island in the St. Lawrence River in New York, just below the Canadian border. Built in 1779, the fort commanded the river and was retained by the British until its destruction by American forces in 1812. The musket belonged to a soldier in a detachment of the British 21st Regiment that was left behind in Canada when the rest of the regiment went south with General Burgoyne in 1777.
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