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Cannonball excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.478
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Iron cannonball.
Gallery Label: 
This cannonball was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee near Fort Putnam at West Point. Built in 1778 by the Continental Army, West Point was a network of forts and barracks on the western side of the Hudson River in Orange County, New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group