Carved powder horn. Very tiny size 6.5 in. overall with simple wood base. Upper half of horn decoratively relief carved with octagon parallel panels and fringe bottom (a point where it meets the rounded part of the horn). On each of those long flat panels is very neatly carved (deeply incised) in upper and lower cases as follows: O. W. Brackett/ Co. G. 25 Maine Vols / Chantilly, VA / May 7, 1863. / Enlisted in / The Town of / Yarmouth / Sept. 5, 1862.
Brackett served almost as briefly as his powder horn is long. He enlisted as a private in the 25th Maine Infantry Co. G on September 29, 1862. He and the regiment spent a majority of their service defending the nation's capital, guarding the "Long Bridge" and constructing fortifications. It moved out of Washington onto Chantilly, Virginia to serve picket duty. A few months later, it returned to Arlington Heights. Even though it did not participate in any engagements, the regiment lost 25 men to disease; 13 deserted; and nine transferred. Brackett mustered out with his men at Portland, Maine on July 10, 1863.
Provenance: Property of N. Flayderman & Co.
Some surface scratching and wear on the bottom portion of the horn.
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