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Artillery shell fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point

Artillery shell fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point
Title
Artillery shell fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point
Date 
1730-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 x 1 cm )
Description 
Iron artillery shell fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point, a fort at Lake Champlain in New York.
Object Number 
INV.5781.49
Gallery Label 
This fragment was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee on June 1, 1935 at Fort Crown Point, at Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French and called Fort St. Frederic, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of its capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as 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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group