Bayonet socket excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp

Bayonet socket excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp
Title
Bayonet socket excavated at a Revolutionary War military camp
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 9.2 x 6 x 2.9 cm )
Description 
Iron bayonet socket.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Object Number 
INV.5941.29
Gallery Label 
This object was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others in the fireplace of a hut on 171st Street west of Fort Washington Avenue, within the area of a military camp that extended west of Broadway between 168th and 171st Streets. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the amp was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group