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Gunflints (5) excavated at a Revolutionary War military hut

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Title:
Gunflints (5) excavated at a Revolutionary War military hut
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Flint
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
largest: 3/8 x 1 in. ( 1 x 2.5 cm )
Date End: 
1 783
Description: 
Gunflints; three brown and one black.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number: 
INV.6100.366-370
Gallery Label: 
These flints were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a military hut at 182nd Street between Fort Washington and Bennett Avenues. The hut was built sometime after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and was probably occupied by officers of the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort.
Date Begin: 
1760
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group