Musket nosecap

Object Number: 
INV.5716.5
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Cylindrical, hollow brass cap.
Gallery Label: 
This nosecap was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The nosecap fastened to the front of the wooden stock of a musket.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group