Lead fragment excavated at West Point

Object Number: 
INV.5925.239
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Lead fragment excavated at West Point; small, flat lead strip which has been folded into a U-shape.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from the refuse pit of the Revolutionary War barracks at West Point, a series of barracks and forts built in Orange County, New York by the Continental Army in 1777. West Point was built to establish control of the Hudson River. The fragment was used as a sheath for gunflints.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group