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Human femur excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and camp

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Overall: 10 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 25.4 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Human bone excavated at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, along Audubon and Eleventh Avenues and between 190th and 194th Streets in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
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This human femur was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, in Washington Heights. It was housed for many years as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics ( case 3, No. 103) in the Jumel Mansion, on 160th Street and Edgecomb Ave. The femur could belong to an American or British soldier killed during the British victory at Laurel Hill on November 16, 1776.
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Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group