Archelaus Morrill was born in 1754 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died in June of 1823 in the same town. Archelaus marched with Captain Henry Morrill's company on April 20, 1775, in response to the April 19 Lexington Alarm, according to Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution. Archelaus Morrill is buried at the Corner Cemetery in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The large curved horn body measures about 14" overall. It has a tapered conical spout followed by a relief ring with scalloped edges. There is a small flange around the butt with a single hole for strap attachment. The wooden plug is held in place by wooden pins and has a rectangular 1-1/2" by 1-1/4" cutout in the center with inset glass window, the wooden edges beveled. The original paper inside reads "Archelaus/ Morrill / His horn / 1775".
CONDITION: Horn retains an undisturbed surface with dark patination. Glass has a crack through the center, identification paper inscription is clear. A very important and historic Lexington Alarm powder horn.
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Estimate: $5,000.00 - 10,000.00
Number of Bids: 6