Grapeshot (5) excavated at Fort Ticonderoga
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Iron grapeshot excavated at Fort Ticonderoga.
This grapeshot was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga, at Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French and named Carillon, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Ticonderoga, it was captured on May 10, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys under Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold, and recaptured by General Burgoyne in June, 1777.
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