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General George Washington purchased several sets of silver camp cups during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) for use in his field headquarters. These cups, with later commemorative inscriptions, are part of a set of twelve that descended in the Washington family with a history of having been owned and used by the Commander-in-Chief during the war. They were made by Philadelphia silversmith Edmund Milne, who also made a set of smaller camp cups for the general in August 1777.

Object Details

  • Camp Cups
    Made by Edmund Milne
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    ca. 1775-1783
    Silver
    Museum of the American Revolution
    2003.00.0001-2003.00.0010

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