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Iron tool excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.259
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 x 1/8 in. ( 12.4 x 2.5 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron object excavated at West Point; flat, with rectangular body and rounded head.
Gallery Label: 
This object was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at West Point, a series of barracks and redoubts in Orange County, New York built by the Continental Army in 1777. West Point was built to establish American control of the Hudson River, and to protect the Hudson Highlands from attack by the British Army in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group