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Belt buckle excavated at Fort Ticonderoga

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Title:
Belt buckle excavated at Fort Ticonderoga
Date: 
1750-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass belt buckle excavated at Fort Ticonderoga; circular frames.
Date End: 
1 783
Object Number: 
INV.5778.6
Gallery Label: 
This belt buckle was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee at Fort Ticonderoga, at Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French in 1755 and named Carillon, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Ticonderoga, it was captured on May 10, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys under the command of Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold, and recaptured by General Burgoyne in June, 1777.
Date Begin: 
1750
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group