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Rapier hilt excavated at Fort Haldimand

Object Number: 
INV.5940.11
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. ( 1.3 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Brass rapier hilt excavated at Fort Haldimand; slightly curved.
Gallery Label: 
This hilt was 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 rapier was owned by a British or Loyalist infantry officer.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group