Engraved Roxbury Horn ID'd to Elezer Allen 1775

16.5" length, engrailed edge, with engrailed raised ring. Spout with flats. Smooth throat. Wood plug, engraved town with wonderfully executed large Masonic emblem, engraved, Made His horn Elezer Allen, Roxbury camps 1775.

Four men named Eleazer Allen are found in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols. The most likely is Eleazer Allen of Dartmouth, Mass. who served intermittently in in the Boston area during 1775, the flashpoint of the Revolutionary War. Allen is listed (Volume 1, p. 146) on the roll of Captain Thomas Kempton's Company of Militia with five days of service commencing April 19, 1775, coinciding with the opening of armed hostilities at Lexington and Concord. Allen is shown on a later muster roll dated August 1, 1775 having re-enlisted in Captain Kempton's Company (of Col. Timothy Danielson's Regiment) on May 10, 1775, credited with 2 months and 6 days of service. Allen is then shown on a company return dated October 6, 1775, and finally on an "order for bounty or its equivalent in money, dated Camp at Roxbury, October 30, 1775." Of Eleazer Allen's later service, if any, nothing is known, but this horn was clearly present at the birth of the Revolution.

Condition:Horn has been lightly cleaned and has a nice yellow to amber patina. Original wood plug. Engraving is faint, but readable. Excellent overall.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000


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