Lead ball indicates the site of Revolutionary War trenches

Archaeologists discovered a small lead ball near Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, USA, indicating that the site was used by the British troops as trenches in 1780, during the American Revolutionary War.

The lead ball found in Charleston (by The Post and Courier)

Archaeologists believe the ball must have been shot from a musket during the Siege of Charleston. The artefact is dented, indicating it had impacted something after being shot. The find confirms the assumptions that the site is part of the network of trenches the British used to take the city in the spring of 1780, and is the first piece of physical evidence of the British siege lines. The researchers will now attempt to trace the location of the trench basing on the historic maps and outline of other, previously discovered trenches.

(after The Post and Courier)

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