Musket balls and grapeshot (4) found at a British Revolutionary War fort

Object Number: 
INV.6220.2-5
Date: 
1775-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Lead musket balls and grapeshot found at Fort Tryon, a British fort at 192nd Street and Broadway in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
These artifacts were found at Libbey Castle near Fort Tryon, a British fort in Washington Heights, Manhattan. They were loaned by Mr. Jonas Libbey and stored for many years as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics (Case 2, No. 63) in the Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue. The fort functioned as the northern extension of Fort Washington, and the American artillerymen stationed there were overrun by Hessian forces on November 16, 1776.
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