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Ax head excavated at a Revolutionary War barracks

Object Number: 
1947.592
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 19.7 cm )
Description: 
Iron ax head.
Gallery Label: 
This ax head was excavated in 1910 by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the barracks were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group