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Artillery shell fragment

Artillery shell fragment
Title
Artillery shell fragment
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 10.5 x 2.2 cm )
Description 
Iron artillery shell fragment.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.6470.3
Gallery Label 
This artillery shell fragment was found in 1906 at the Colonial Nagel house, at 213th Street near the Harlem River in Inwood, Manhattan. It was probably fired by British or American artillery forces during the British conquest of Manhattan island in the fall of 1776.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group