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Brick fragment excavated at Fort Ticonderoga

Brick fragment excavated at Fort Ticonderoga
Title
Brick fragment excavated at Fort Ticonderoga
Date 
1750-1783
Medium 
Clay
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 8.9 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Brick fragment excavated at Fort Ticonderoga; red brick.
Object Number 
INV.5778.64
Gallery Label 
This brick fragment was excavated in October, 1935 by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French in 1755 and named Carillon, the fort was destroyed in 1759. Rebuilt as Ticonderoga, it was captured on May 10, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys, under Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, and recaptured by General Burgoyne in June, 1777. The brick was part of a structure inside the fort, possibly the headquarters built for General Burgoyne.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group