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Maker(s):Siege of Boston School
Title:powder horn: Christopher Andrus
Date Made:November 14, 1775
Materials:horn, wood: pine; base metal: iron; rope, string, buff leather
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Roxbury
Measurements:overall: 3 1/8 in x 12 in; 7.9375 cm x 30.48 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2005.20.50
Credit Line:Historic Deerfield, The William H. Guthman Collection of American Engraved Powder Horns
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Powder horn inscribed: “CHRISTOPHER ANDRUS HIS / HORN ROXBURY / CAMPS / NOVEMBER / 14 1775 / Tom Gage.” Although not well engraved, the carving of the Andrus horn is imaginative and humorous. Figures include a Lorelei, or mermaid, and a wonderful vignette of the Devil holding a serpent with the legend “Tom Gage,” commander of the British troops in Boston. The only listing for Christopher Andrus during the Revolution is a Connecticut militiaman who enlisted to reinforce General Gates at the Battle of Saratoga.


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