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Iron object excavated at Revolutionary War barracks

Object Number: 
INV.6100.125
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 in. ( 9.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Iron object; large, hollow spike.
Gallery Label: 
This object was found by Reginald P. Bolton and others near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. The barracks were built after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783. The object was found at Fort Washington Avenue and 181st Street, and may be the butt-end of a pike or a tent pin.
Credit Line: 
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