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Ax head excavated at a Revolutionary War barracks

Ax head excavated at a Revolutionary War barracks
Title
Ax head excavated at a Revolutionary War barracks
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 19.7 cm )
Description 
Iron ax head.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
1947.592
Gallery Label 
This ax head was excavated in 1910 by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the barracks were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group