Title: The Benjamin Bigelow Horn
Inscriptions: Benjamin Bigelow/ His Horn/ Under Capt. Phineas Stevens/ Made April 1747/ After the 3 Day Siege by The French and Indian Allies/ Fort No. 4 banner/ Names of Officers and men at Fort No. 4/ Country of the Iroquois
Length: Large horn 19 inches along bottom edge including horn stopper
Throat: Following the carved engrailed edge, the horn has a 5-inch full octagonal throat with dual wedding bands for a horn strap and two small rings at the tip.
Butt Plug: Lathe turned Clara Walnut 3 1/2 inches in diameter
Plug: The horn stopper is cut from the tip of the horn and is 1 1/2 inches long
Worn: Right Side Carry
Carvings: British Royal Seal, Directional Compass/ Northeastern Woodland Indian/ Free Mason Compass & Square with internal Sun/ Maps of the North River and Connecticut River with forts/ homes/ and farms/ A view of Fort No. 4 with the names of officers and
personnel quartered at the fort during the siege/ French General Debelines’ Army/ Soldier shooting at a deer, Indian shooting at same deer/ trees/ bushes/ Indian shooting bow/ Indian running with tomahawk/ Maker’s Mark banner and Celtic Dragon Cartouche.
Copy and photos supplied by Kevin Hart.