Hollow bullet (2)

Object Number: 
1911.32ab
Date: 
1750-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass object; hollow, rounded cone comprised of top and bottom halves that screw together.
Gallery Label: 
This object was found in June, 1890 by Thomas Muir at the breastworks of Green Island, on the north end of Clay Island in Lake George, New York. According to its accession sheet, the object is a shell bullet used to carry messages during the Revolutionary War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas Muir
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group