January 16, 2010

Lot 233
Grapeshot from Battle of Chelsea Creek.
Assortment of 20 different projectiles from this important Revolutionary War battle site.Many of the shot show flat sides from friction with the cannon barrel they were shot out of. This battle was the second military engagement of the Boston campaign of the American Revolutionary War-it is also known as the Battle of Noodle's Island, Battle of Hog Island and the Battle of the Chelsea Estuary. These are rare artifacts from the very beginning of the battle for American independence.
Estimate$300 - 500.
Realized $172.50