Liberty or Death
This powder horn, engraved with popular slogans such as "Liberty or Death" and "Kill or be Killd" (sic), was carried by Virginia rifleman William Waller. Waller was captured by the British after the fall of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776.
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Enjoy a sneak peek at unusual and iconic artifacts from the Museum of the American Revolution, which opens April 2017.
George Washington's headquarters flag, a powder horn engraved with the message "Liberty or Death," and a punch bowl emblazoned with the Arms of Liberty are just some of the several thousand objects that will go on display when the Museum of the American Revolution opens next April in Philadelphia.
The private, not-for-profit museum will open a few blocks from Independence Hall on the corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. It derives much of its collection from artifacts assembled over the past century by the Valley Forge Society, founded in 1909 by Reverend W. Herbert Burk. Burk's first major acquisition was George Washington's headquarters tent (the "first Oval Office"), which will also be on display at the museum, along