REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA POWDER HORN ID’D TO ALEXANDER RHOADES, 46th PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

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This powder horn was purchased at a sale in 1947 from John Rhoades, who documented that this belonged to his father, Alexander Rhoades, who carried it in the Civil War. Alexander Rhoades was a resident of West Hanover Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a shoemaker. He enlisted at the age of 21 on September 2, 1861 as a Corporal and was mustered into Co. “D”, 46th Pennsylvania Infantry. He is described at enlistment as 5’6”, fair complexion, gray eyes and brown hair. Rhoades was discharged for disability on February 5, 1863.

Powder horn in excellent condition with no cracks. Horn measures approximately 2 ½’ at its widest end and was sealed with a round wooden plug which was tacked in place with six tacks or nails. Attached into the plug’s exterior is a small piece of bent wire with a 7” piece of the leather carrying strap, which has broken in the center. Narrow end features the remaining piece of strap, which measures 10 ½”. Leather strap has moderate crazing and partial tears. Original wooden stopper remains in opening.  Entire powder horn is free of any markings or decorations. Tag is tied on horn which documents the history of this piece. A very fine powder horn artifact of early Americana.   [SM]

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