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Maker(s):J.W. carver (possibly)
Culture:American (w. 1758-1761)
Title:powder horn: Thaddeus Bennett
Date Made:July 3, 1757
Materials:horn, wood: pine; base metal: iron, brass
Place Made:United States; New Hampshire; Charlestown
Measurements:overall: 3 7/8 in x 12 in; 9.8425 cm x 30.48 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.11
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

'Thaddeus Bennett," Fort Number Four (Charlestown), New Hampshire, July 3, 1757. Thaddeus Bennett served in Captain Samuel Hubbell's 5th company, Colonel Phineas Lyman's Connecticut Regiment, during the campaign of 1757. He volunteered to serve in Captain Reuben Ferris's Company of Rangers stationed at Fort No. 4 during the winter of 1757-1758. Other horn owners who served in Captain Ferris's company include Ensign Zebulon Butler, Sergeant Ichabod French (#21), Nathaniel Selkrig (#24), Sergeant David Hamilton (#26), and Sergeant Isaac Whelpley (#33). The unidentified carver of the Bennett horn conformed to Lake George School calligraphic standards. He depended on deeply incised geometric designs, graceful floating-leaf and feather devises, and stylized vegetation and flowers. Only one figural element is present, a fish. "Bulletin," Fort Ticonderoga Museum, Vol. 12, no. 3 (October, 1967), 181-182; 52-53; 17.

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