Bayonet fragment excavated in New York City

Object Number: 
INV.6205.1
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.
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.
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