Cannonball- C. 1812
- Media Type:
- Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or secreted to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This was most likely following the fall of Fort Erie in late May 1813 or, alternatively, when Major Warren and his men retreated away from the supply depot at Sugar Loaf to prevent their capture.
For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
- Date of Original:
- c. 1812
Width: 7.2 cm
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