Objects

William Waller's Powder Horn

Virginia rifleman William Waller carried this powder horn during the Revolutionary War. The horn is decorated with several popular slogans of the American Revolution, including “LIBERTY or DEATH” and “APPEAL TO HEAVEN.” Waller was captured by British and Hessian forces after the fall of Fort Washington near New York City on November 16, 1776.

See William Waller’s Powder Horn on display in the Join or Die section of the core galleries on the second floor.  

Powder Horn
Virginia
1775-1776
Horn (cow), Wood, Brass, Ink
Museum of the American Revolution
2003.00.0147