Powder Horn Valley Forge

James Rockwell Valley Forge Powder Horn

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Powder Horn Valley Forge - The guesses were made, and one of the ten lucky...
The guesses were made, and one of the ten lucky gueaacrs was Jabes Rockwtll The numoer Washington had marked on the paper was 1776L Toung- Rockwell guessed 1750. From the horn he received he made a powder horn and cut this Inscription upon it with his Jackknlfe: "Jabes Rockwell of Rldgebury, Conn. Hla Horn, made In Camp at Valley Forge." After the battle of Monmouth he addend this to the Inscription: ' " First used at Monmouth, June 28, 1778. ' This powder horn was presented to the Valley Forge collection of relics by Charles F. Rockwell of Honesdale, Penn.. a grandson of the old soldier, and is cited by authorities as one of six Revolutionary powder horns out of 200 that are known to be in existence that have peculiar historical Interest and importance.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 12 Jan 1902, Sun,
  3. Page 35

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