Jacob Schotts Powder Horn and Pouch   Save
Ohio History Connection
Description: This powder horn, which measures 12" by 3" (31 by 7 cm), belonged to Jacob Schotts, who was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1797 and came to Ohio in 1808. The powder horn was made from the horn of a cow. The powder measure attached to the pouch was made from an antler of deer killed in the hills of Ross County, Ohio. Powder horns were used to store gunpowder in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries because they made it easier to pour the powder into the barrel of the gun without losing large amounts of it. The pouch was used to carry other items needed for hunting, such as bullets and food. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1425_1500335_001
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Powder flasks; Gunpowder
Places: Ross County (Ohio)