Pike butt-ends (9) excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and

Object Number: 
INV.6318.294-302
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 x 1 x 1 in. ( 12.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Iron pike butt-ends excavated at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, along Audubon and Eleventh Avenues and between 190th and 194th Streets in Washington Heights, Manhattan; they are spike-shaped.
Gallery Label: 
These pike ends were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at the British and Hessian camp on Laurel Hill at Fort George, in Washington Heights. They were housed for many years as part of the Reginald Pelham Bolton Collection of Revolutionary War Relics (Case 1, No. 168-169, Case 3, No. 237) in the Jumel Mansion, on 160th Street and Edgecomb Ave. The Hessian Erb-Prinz Regiment camped at Fort George from at least August, 1778 until 1781; they were captured at Yorktown in 1781.
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