This cannonball was found in 1918 during excavations for the foundation of a new hospital building on the reservation of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The cannonball may have been fired by British or Continental artillery forces during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776.
Gift of Dr. William S. Thomas
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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