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Bayonet

Bayonet
Title
Bayonet
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 x 1 in. ( 27.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Iron bayonet; triangular blade connected by curved elbow to a hollow, cylindrical socket.
Object Number 
INV.6200.324
Gallery Label 
This bayonet was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until 1783. The bayonet probably belonged to a British or Hessian soldier.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group