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Iron objects excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.552-554
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 6 x 7/8 in. ( 15.2 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Iron objects excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; large, cone-shaped, hollow spikes.
Gallery Label: 
These objects were found in 1892 by A.C. Chenowith on Seaman Avenue at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights. They were probably used as tent-pins by British or Hessian soldiers.
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