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Musket ball excavated at Fort Ticonderoga

Object Number: 
INV.5778.68
Date: 
1750-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Lead musket ball.
Gallery Label: 
This musket ball was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga, at Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French in 1755 and called Carillon, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Ticonderoga, the fort was captured on May 10, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys under the command of Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold. The fort was recaptured in June, 1777 by General Burgoyne's army.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group