Original British 18th Century Gun Powder Horn marked 60th Regiment of Foot - The Royal Americans

Item Description

Original Item: One of a Kind. Made from a old Cow horn, the wood bottom plug is marked with a branded in B/16, for Company or Battery "B", 16th Man. The horn has two rusty old rings mounted on the horn for a shoulder strap. Shoulder strap and nozzle plug are unfortunately absent. The numerals 60 in an oval surrounded by laurel leaf sprays indicate it was used by the 60th (Royal American) Regiment, today known as the King's Royal Rifle Regiment.

History of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment

The regiment was raised in the American colonies in 1756 as the 62nd (Royal American) Regiment to defend the thirteen colonies against attack by the French and their Native American allies. It was then RE-TITLED in February as the 60th (Royal American) Regiment in February 1757 after two regiments surrendered during the war. They took parts in the French & Indian Wars (Known as the Seven Years War in Europe) of 1756-1763. They fought at the Battle of Louisburg in 1758 and at Quebec in 1759. They were then posted to the British West Indies but returned during the Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Bear Creek and the Siege of Savannah in 1779. They returned to the West Indies but reappeared to fight in the War of 1812.

Measuring over 15" from nose to base this may well have been used for Cannon Priming Powder. Most attractive with worn finish and now without stopper.
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