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Brass object excavated at Fort Haldimand

Brass object excavated at Fort Haldimand
Title
Brass object excavated at Fort Haldimand
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description 
Brass object excavated at Fort Haldimand; hollow cylinder with diamond-shaped hole at one end.
Object Number 
INV.5940.77
Gallery Label 
This object was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit at Fort Haldimand, a British fort on Carleton Island in the St. Lawrence River in New York, just below the Canadian border. Built in 1779, the fort commanded passage of the river and was retained by the British until its destruction by American forces in 1812. The object was probably part of a ramrod holder on a musket.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group