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Revolutionary war powder horn
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:27:42 PM »
I picked this horn at a on line auction the photos looked like a Dixie Arms . I needed a powder horn I win the bid. Went down to pick it up and the man toll me it was not real horn its man made.I took One look at it and I said OK I went home and went the internet and looked up enlisted men of the Revolutionary War .I went though the list and came up with the name Jacob Lewis  April 20 1775 to April 20 1779 Ashby Mass.      .I live in Ashby I bought the horn in Fitchburg Mass.one town away.

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 09:55:27 PM »
That's really neat...I bet your local newspaper might be interested in that story?  Maybe the Lewis family would get a kick out of it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 04:12:07 PM »
There is something really special about hand made things that can be traced to a real person from our past. A friend his GGGuncle's rifle, powder flask, cap. and a piece of a battle flag from Gettysburg. The family had the entire uniform but a pair of old maid aunts threw it away because it had a few moth holes and blood stain on it. Cool stuff. Just shooting old guns is a real tie to those times.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 06:01:54 PM »
I would think hand made would be a real item? That is really a neat story to go with it.

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 06:22:34 PM »
Don very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 07:52:52 PM »
Don, that is really cool!  What a neat piece of history to hold in your hand. :)  That would be nice to beable to look up the family.

Sixball my aunt just sent me this pic of my 3x Great Grandad Sammons and a copy of papers and letters to sort thru. I remeber seeing the photo amoung grandpas picture album when I was a kid.
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Re: Revolutionary war powder horn
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 08:37:37 PM »
Six ball and Sammons when I done this post I just know if this gets anyones attention it would get yours.

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 11:20:00 PM »
Damn Yankee!  ;D My great granddad was a sergeant in Company A of the 53 Alabama Partisan Rangers. Pretty nasty bunch from what I've read. He had 22 brothers, cousins, and Uncles in the war and that was just one small bunch from Alabama. How could we loose? None of them owned a slave. Too poor. Just fighting the northern invaders. :o My grandmother on Mom's side had two uncles who were brothers and one fought for the north and one for the South.  I guess Arkansas was less committed and some of the boys were confused. :) My wife's great great grandfather was a Yankee but he was a Welsh immigrant and didn't know any better. ::) The first guy I mentioned was the grandson of a Revolutionary War vet. I love the old stuff maybe because I'm part of it. 8)
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Re: Revolutionary war powder horn
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2016, 11:05:35 PM »
Be nice six ball the war is over! I hope we are all friends now.

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 01:36:21 PM »
Damn Yankee!  ;D

Haha, Sixball it looks like his cousin (still connecting the dots) was in the Confederate army and with the same name ;D  My aunt sent some more info to start looking into. She was wrong on 3x great, he was just my great great. Got some names straightened out, he was Benjamin Franklin Sammons (1839-1922) born Lewisburg W.Va. Weird thing found the other gentelman Benjamin Franklin Sammons (1839-1927) born Reed Creek, Ga., 375 miles south. CSA 15th Ga Infantry G company.  My Benj also had a son B.F.jr (my Great grandfather Grant's oldest brother. Then she found that his father was Leonard and that his grandfather Sammons was with the Virginia Militia during the revolutionary war.

Interesting to say the least(to me anyway).

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 02:39:26 PM »
With the removal of flags, tearing down statues and monuments, and in general disrespecting Southerners it seams not to be as over as we thought. The South will rise again but no-one will recognize it.  :( :o
Sammons that is great information. I've got so much family history stuff from my aunt that it just boggles my mind. I'd rather have guns and powder horns. All I've got is a terrible temper and a Rebel Yell. ::) The toughest thing for me is that there were so few Southern cars. ;D
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Re: Revolutionary war powder horn
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 12:21:16 AM »
A few  years back I was asked to make new lead shot for the Boy Scouts that were  studying the civil war.  I made over 200, 40 Cal. of them for the Scouts.  As I was packing them up, I thought about all the soldiers carrying a days worth of ammo.  Man, with the shot, powder, rifle and their bed rolls etc.  They were packing one heck of a load.
Myself, I don't enjoy the reenactments of the war.  It seems like such a sad time for our country and really was a ghastly cost of human life.  Both sides lost so much. 

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2017, 11:04:25 PM »
For sure a very sad time for us all. Here we are several generations later and the only issue that was somewhat dealt with is not what the fuss was really about. God bless old dishonest Abe, he really meant well. i wish we could get more young people, scouts etc, interested in the history of firearms and their proper place today's society. I guess we'd have to discuss what that is. ;D
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2017, 12:30:56 AM »
I am 74 and grew up with guns all over the place.  We never thought of taking a gun to school and using it.  They were in our glove compartments or hanging on the rack in our pickups.  Hell, the principal, one time, even brought his gun out to show us. 
My Dad bought me a 410 shotgun for my 8th grade graduation.  A bunch of us would go hunting after school in season.  My grandpa taught me gun safety and how to hunt.
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