William Wallers Powder Horn – Liberty or Death

Posted: July 7, 2014 in Culture

From the Museum of the American Revolution comes William Wallers Powder Horn.

Bearing several popular slogans of the American War of Independence, including LIBERTY or DEATH, APPEAL TO HEAVEN, and the sobering KILL or be KILLD, this engraved powder horn was carried by a Virginia rifleman named William Waller, who was captured by British and Hessian forces after the fall of Fort Washington near New York City on November 16, 1776.


 

Source: [Museum of the American Revolution]

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