Flattened musket ball excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.241
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Lead musket ball excavated at West Point; musket ball has been flattened into a circle.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from Fort Wyllis at West Point, a series of barracks and forts built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army in 1777. West Point was built to establish control of the Hudson River.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group