Powder Horn Marked A.s. [asa Stratton (1758-1818)]



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Powder Horn Marked A.s. [asa Stratton (1758-1818)]

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Powder Horn Marked A.s. [asa Stratton (1758-1818)]
circa 1755-1800

Content Description: 

Unadorned steer horn powder horn with an octagonal spout 2 1/4" long and a pine end plug secured with hardwood pins. End plug has crudely scratched initials "A S" and a handmade flat head wood screw to attach carrying sling. A fragment of carrying sling cord remains around shoulder of spout. Color grades from shiny tan to dark brown. There is a hole, perhaps for a carrying cord, bored through plugged end opposite wood screw. Horn belonged to Asa Stratton who was born in 1758 on Northfield Mountain. Asa served in Captain Samuel Merriman's Company of Col. Phineas Wright's Regiment from September 22 to October 18, 1777. He participated in the Battle of Bennington and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne. Asa Stratton died in 1818. The donor is a Stratton family descendant and gave the horn and Asa Stratton's musket to OSV in August 1979.

Physical Description: 

Horn, pine, cord. L: 11"; End: 2 1/8" x 3"
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,Massachusetts,Sturbridge,01566
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village