Bayonet excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Bayonet excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Title
Bayonet excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 22.2 cm )
Description 
Iron bayonet excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; triangular blade which is flat on top; connected by curving elbow to cylindrical socket with collar at base; point of blade is broken off.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.5924.551
Gallery Label 
This bayonet was found in 1892 by A.C. Chenowith on Seaman Avenue at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, which extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street, in Washington Heights.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group