Revolutionary War American Bayonet Dug at Mt. Independence
A American copy of a British fusil bayonet. 18” overall, 14” blade, crude copy of the British fusil style but smaller socket diameter, a crude #18 rack number etched into the top of the socket, rare to find rack numbers on American copies of European bayonets, surfaces quite nice and probablycommonly called a ‘barn find”, site bayonets are difficult to find today, fine.
Mount Independence on Lake Champlain in Orwell, Vermont, was the site of extensive fortifications built during the American Revolutionary War by the American army to stop a British invasion. Construction began in July 1776, following the American defeat in Canada, and continued through the winter and spring of 1777. After the American retreat on July 5 and 6, 1777, British and German troops occupied Mount Independence until November 1777.