Horn, 18th to 19th century; engraving, late 19th to early 20th century
New York; New York, New York
Horn (cow), wood
L. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm); Diam. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Wt. 9 oz. (255.1 g)
Firearms Accessories-Powder Horns
The Collection of J. H. Grenville Gilbert, of Ware, Massachusetts, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert, 1937
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed in a panel: VALENTINE PRENTICE / Sandisfield Mass / Begvn / His Horn 1 Jan 1777; near a cannon: 5 We got at Monmouth; in script: Leominster to the Hudson Stilwater Oct / 77 Foot wound Saw Tim Murfy plug / Gen Frazer at near 1/4 mile / Dec. Valley Forge Sick Drill damit June 78 at Monmuth; in a panel beneath two rifles and a landscape with a house: My horn and I / Have wandered far. / For lobsters, redskins, der & bar / From Mass to here in Ohio / We kept ye powdr dry / in VAL PRENTICE '89 / Bess was a good gal Betsy / trver is.