Bayonet fragment excavated in New York City

Bayonet fragment excavated in New York City
Title
Bayonet fragment excavated in New York City
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. ( 3.8 x 17.5 cm )
Description 
Bayonet fragment; triangular blade connected to elbow.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.6205.1
Gallery Label 
This bayonet was found by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at 191st Street and Broadway in Washington Heights, Manhattan. The broken bayonet was probably thrown away by a British or Hessian soldier.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group