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Artillery shell fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point

Object Number: 
INV.5781.17
Date: 
1730-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 7.6 x 6.4 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Iron artillery shell fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point, a fort at Lake Champlain in New York.
Gallery Label: 
This artillery shell fragment was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee on September 3, 1908 at Crown Point, a fort on Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French and called Fort St. Frederic, the fort was destroyed by a French commander in 1759 in anticipation of its capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt and named Crown Point, the fort was captured on May 11, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys, garrisoned with American troops, and recaptured in June, 1777 by General Burgoyne's army.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group