Lead fragment (1) excavated at a Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.6142.31
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 in. ( 3.8 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Lead fragment; flat lead strip that has been folded over.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee at a sanitary camp that extended east of Broadway, between 196th and Ellwood Streets. The camp was built in the summer of 1779 to quarantine British and Hessian soldiers infected with a fever that was sweeping through the military camps in Washington Heights.
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