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Musket or rifle balls (4) excavated at Fort Haldimand

Object Number: 
INV.5940.32-35
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
largest: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Lead musket balls excavated at Fort Haldimand; one large ball is slightly flattened; the other three balls are smaller.
Gallery Label: 
These bullets were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit at Fort Haldimand, a British fort on Carleton Island in the St. Lawrence River in New York, just below the Canadian border. Built in 1779, the fort commanded passage of the river and was retained by the British until its destruction by American forces in 1812. The three small bullets may be rifle balls.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group