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Culture:British; American or British; English
Date Made:ca. 1775
Place Made:North America; United States or Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain
Measurements:Overall: 4 1/2 in; 11.4 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK L.D.2.6
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College

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SKINNER CATALOGUE: A large size cast iron cannon ball, which was dug up between Monument Avenue and Soley Street, Charlestown, Mass. At the time of the Battle of Bunker's Hill there was an English battery located on Copps Hill, north end of Boston. This battery, as well as the guns from two British ships in the harbor, fired on the American entrenchments; the shots, however, falling short and doing no harm. As the Americans had no cannon as large as this, this ball must be one which was fired by the Copps Hill battery.
Diam: 4 1/2"
Weight: 12 lbs
Presented by Mr. Joseph Folkard through Mr. Fred M. Collins.

military; weapons

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