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Artillery shell fragment excavated at a Revolutionary War military site

Artillery shell fragment excavated at a Revolutionary War military site
Title
Artillery shell fragment excavated at a Revolutionary War military site
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 10.8 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.6318.399
Gallery Label 
This shell fragment was excavated by Reginald Pelham Bolton and others at a military camp that extended between 190th and 194th Streets, and Audobon and Eleventh Avenues, near Laurel Hill in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group