A powder horn carried during the Black Hawk War

Black Hawk War Powder Horn


An unknown member of Colonel Henry Dodge's militia carried this powder horn in the Black Hawk War during the spring and summer of 1832. Made of a cow horn, this powder horn was used to pour fine black powder into the ignition of a flintlock rifle.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The Black Hawk War
Creator: Unknown
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Museum. (Museum object #1947.851)
Citation: Black Hawk War Powder Horn. Wisconsin Historical Museum. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1480; Visited on: 9/21/2014
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