Saturday, December 22, 2012

Abel Scott's Powder Horn

New Englander Abel Scott of Whately, Massachusetts served in five military campaigns during the American War of Independence, first marching fro one the day after the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April 1775. Scott or a fellow soldier engraved this detailed view of British occupied Boston as British and New England forces eyed one another across the fortifications and harbor encircling the town. British troops and royalists refuges were forced to evacuate Boston after American troops constructed fortifications and placed artillery on Dorchester Heights on the night of March 4, 1776.

Copy and photos from American Revolution Center.

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