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Sideplate

Object Number: 
INV.5716.8
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Flat, s-shaped brass plate.
Gallery Label: 
This sideplate 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 plate was mounted on the cheek (left) side of a musket's stock.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group