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Powder Horn, 1775

Powder Horn, 1775

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Description (Brief)
Colonial laws required free men of all classes to serve in local militias. Minutemen used powder horns such as this one, made and used by Daniel Higbe of Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1775.
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Object Name
powder horn
Object Type
Date made
maker; user
Highe, Daniel
Highe, Daniel
Highe, Daniel
Physical Description
horn, animal (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 5 1/2 in x 3 in; 35.56 cm x 13.97 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
American Revolution
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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