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Belt-tip excavated at Fort Ticonderoga

Belt-tip excavated at Fort Ticonderoga
Title
Belt-tip excavated at Fort Ticonderoga
Date 
1750-1783
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 3.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Brass belt-tip excavated at Fort Ticonderoga; belt-tip is shield-shaped.
Object Number 
INV.5778.9
Gallery Label 
This belt-tip was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga, at Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French in 1755 and named Carillon, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Ticonderoga, it was captured on May 10, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys under Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold, and recaptured by General Burgoyne in June, 1777.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group