Rev.War items from Rhode Island are exceedingly rare and ones that are identified to an individual soldier are almost unheard of. This horn is inscribed as being the property of James Millers dated 1776 and Rhode Island Artillery . This horn has some very neat modifications done to it. The tip of the horn has a large piece of cork added to it for buoyancy. The powder measurer,which is stll with it,doubles as a measurer and plug for the hole in the cork and seals the spout it perfectly. Pvt.Miller enlisted in1776 and served for 3 years. He fought in 2 major battles 1)The Sullivan Expedition and 2)The Spencer expedition and many minor ones. A really historic item with a nice file documenting his service that will come with it.
* This Powder Horn is featured in Jim Whiskers new book on Arms Maker's of Rhode Island