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Spikes (5) excavated at Fort Ticonderoga

Object Number: 
INV.5778.40-44
Date: 
1750-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 13.3 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Iron spikes excavated at Fort Ticonderoga.
Gallery Label: 
These spikes were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga, at Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French in 1755 and named Carillon, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Ticonderoga, it was captured on May 10, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys, under the command of Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold. The fort was recaptured by General Burgoyne's army in June, 1777.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group