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Musket balls (10) excavated at a Revolutionary War military hut

Object Number: 
INV.6100.402-411
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
largest: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Lead musket balls; one is halved.
Gallery Label: 
These musket balls were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a military hut at 182nd Street between Fort Washington and Bennett Avenues. The hut was built sometime after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and was probably occupied by officers of the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort. The bullets may have been used with an officer's carbine.
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