Bayonet excavated at Fort Washington

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Title:
Bayonet excavated at Fort Washington
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Iron
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 34.3 x 3.2 cm )
Date End: 
1 783
Description: 
Iron bayonet; triangular blade connected by a curved elbow to a hollow, cylindrical socket; point broken off.
Object Number: 
INV.6200.331
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.
Date Begin: 
1760
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group