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Artillery shell fragments (2) excavated at Fort Crown Point

Artillery shell fragments (2) excavated at Fort Crown Point
Title
Artillery shell fragments (2) excavated at Fort Crown Point
Date 
1730-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
largest: 1 1/4 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Iron artillery shell fragments excavated at Fort Crown Point, a fort at Lake Champlain in New York.
Object Number 
INV.5781.15-16
Gallery Label 
These artillery shells were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee on August 26, 1934 at Crown Point, a fort on Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French and called 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, and recaptured in June, 1777 by General Burgoyne.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group