Scabbard hooks (6) excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War fort and

Object Number: 
INV.6318.4-9
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass scabbard hooks 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.
Gallery Label: 
These scabbard hooks 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 3, No. 223) in the Jumel Mansion, on 160th Street and Edgecomb Ave. They were used to attach the scabbards for the soldiers' bayonets to their waist, cross, or shoulder belts.
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