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Bayonet socket excavated at Revolutionary War barracks

Bayonet socket excavated at Revolutionary War barracks
Title
Bayonet socket excavated at Revolutionary War barracks
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 in. ( 9.8 cm )
Description 
Iron bayonet socket; cylindrical socket connected to curved elbow.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.6100.136
Gallery Label 
This bayonet socket was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. The barracks were built after the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783. The bayonet belonged to a British, Hessian, or Loyalist soldier.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group