P.O. Box 235 New Oxford, PA 17350 United States 717.495.3395
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$ 18,000

Revolutionary War Powder Horn for a "Free Born American"

Origin United States, Massachusetts
Period 18th Century
Materials Carved cow horn
W. 15 in; H. 4 in; D. 4 in;
W. 38.1 cm; H. 10.16 cm; D. 10.16 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1777
Description Inscribed:
"Death or Glory

Come rouse bold hearts
Fair Liberty calls
By uniting we stand
Divided we fall

The free born American Joseph Leech 1777"

Bunker Hill type powder horn with excellent shaping, military decoration and message.
Joseph Leech (c.1750-1809) was from Lebanon CT, a captain of an independent company folded into various Connecticut regiments and fought at Bunker Hill.

Accompanied by Prayer Book belonging to Joseph Leech dated 1769.
Styles / Movements Folk Art
Incollect Reference Number 247926
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