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Tobacco pipe fragments (5) excavated at Fort Washington

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largest: 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 4.4 cm )
stamped: (10), on heel: "IG" stamped: (11-12), on heel: "WG" stamped: (13), on bottom of heel: "L" (crown above L); on bowl, facing smoker: "......B or G"
Clay tobacco pipe fragments; three stem fragments have marks on their heels; one bowl fragment with partial stem and heel: there is a foliate mark on the bowl and a mark on the heel; one bowl fragment with a partial stem.
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These pipes were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit outside the south ramparts of Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until 1783. The pipes probably belonged to British or Hessian soldiers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group