Battle of Ft. Lafayette Verplank NY fired American and British musket balls
HUDSON RIVER, MUSKET BALLS FROM VERPANCK, NY, Musket balls excavated northwest of Verplanck Point on the Hudson River during the unsuccessful campaign to take Verplanck by American forces July 16 - 19th, 1779. Due to a combination of an immediate British response with re-enforcements to the American assault and the lack of artillery and equipment on the American side, the Continental Army would not be able to pass the ferry for the remainder of the 1779 campaign season. Despite the energy expended in retaking King's Ferry, the British would not stay for the rest of the war, they removed themselves to New York and eventually the Southern Campaign on October 22nd, 1779, reopening the ferry to the Americans [Ex. Dean Thomas]. This is an example of the musket ball set and not neccesarily the exact set.