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Virginia rifleman William Waller carried this powder horn during the Revolutionary War. The horn is decorated with several popular slogans of the Revolution, including “LIBERTY or DEATH” and “APPEAL TO HEAVEN.” Waller served with the Virginia and Maryland Rifle Regiment but missed their disastrous baptism by fire at Fort Washington. His pension records show that as a member of the 11th Virginia, he fought at Germantown and Monmouth before being discharged in 1779.

Object Details

  • Powder Horn
    Horn (cow), Wood, Brass, Ink
    Museum of the American Revolution


This image shows the powder horn of Peter Perit. The horn has illustrations of a king and his horse, as well as a violinist and two figures dancing.

Peter Perit’s Powder Horn

Captain Peter Perit used this powder horn, featuring decorations that include the lion and unicorn from the British Royal Coat of Arms, at the Siege of Boston in 1775.
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This image shows Abel Scott's Powder Horn. It is displayed against a white background. It is attached to a brown strap.

Abel Scott's Powder Horn

This engraved powder horn belonged to Abel Scott, a New England soldier who served in five military campaigns of the Revolutionary War.
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Image 091120 Samuel Dudley Powder Horn Collection Samueldudleyspowderhorn

Samuel Dudley's Powder Horn

This charming powder horn was decorated for a New England soldier Samuel Dudley serving in Warwick, Rhode Island, in December 1777.
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