The Joseph Wilson Fountain Carved Cow Horn

Joseph Wilson Fountain was born in 1838 and resided in Mechanicsville, SC. On June 29, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, 9th SC Confederate Infantry. He subsequently served in Company E 6th and Company B 21th. We know that he was wounded at Second Manassas, Spottsyvannia Court House, and spent some time as a POW at Point Lookout, Maryland. Family tradition holds that the horn was carved while he served in the Confederate Infantry. After the war, we know Joseph was active in agriculture and received prizes at the annual agricultural fair for watermelons, muttons, and turnips. Joseph died in 1892 and lays at rest in Lowthers Hill Cemetery.

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