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[Powder horn with map of Boston and Charlestown, 1775]

Author: E. B.
Date: 1775
Location: Boston (Mass.), Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)

Dimensions: 36 x 9 x 9 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: G3764.B6 1775 .B4x

 
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This powder horn, signed “E.B.” and dated 1775, was owned by a British soldier who was among the British troops occupying Boston from 1775 to 1776. The powder horn, which was used to hold gun powder, features a map of Boston and nearby Charlestown on one side. The soldier included a royal crown, alluding to his allegiance to the king, and a British man-of-war ship. He also proclaimed his hatred for the patriots on his horn: “A Pox on rebels in ther crymes [their crimes].”

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