Ammunition chest plates (4) excavated at a British and Hessian Revolutionary War

Object Number: 
INV.6318.289-292
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 9.5 x 6.4 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Iron ammunition chest plates 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; plates are rectangular with a circular hole in the center of the plate.
Gallery Label: 
These chest plates 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 1, No. 165) in the Jumel Mansion, on 160th Street and Edgecomb Ave.
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