American Revolutionary Powder Horn with Scrimshaw
Abner Dunn IX PA Rgt. 1779.
1779 (dated) 10 x 3 in (25.4 x 7.62 cm)
This is a beautifully carved powder horn dating to 1779. The horn is beautifully carved with the owner’s name and date of 1779 carved along the wide base of the horn. Powder horns like this were used to store gun power for the flint-lock style rifles common during the Revolutionary War. The horn belonged to Ensign Abner Dunn of the IX Pennsylvania Regiment during the American Revolutionary War. He was promoted to Lieutenant in May of the same year. The 9th Pennsylvania regiment participated in many battles, including Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Battle of Springfield. This is Museum Quality but I don't need the write off by donating to a museum.
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