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Wooden leg of Gouverneur Morris
Oak, leather, metal
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Iron bar shot; two half circles connected by rectangular iron bars with sliding circular collars.
According to accession records, this bar shot was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, Oscar T. Barck, and others, probably at a British Revolutionary War military camp in Washington Heights, Manhattan, or in an American camp in the Hudson Highlands of New York. The sliding bars on this bar shot enabled it to expand when fired from a cannon.
Gift of Dorothy C. Barck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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