1812 History
Musket Balls- c. 1812
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Object
Description
These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of 1812 many military stores and munitions were secreted or buried in haste to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This would most likely have happened following the fall of Fort Erie in late May 1813.

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.

Sizes (diameter):
A: 1.4 cm, B: 1.7cm, C: 1.5cm, D: 1.6cm, E: 1.2cm and 982.522 is 1.8cm
Date of Original
c. 1812
Subject(s)
Local identifier
975.45.2(A-E) and 982.522
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.8700512975201 Longitude: -79.2252445220947
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
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Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
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Musket Balls- c. 1812


These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of 1812 many military stores and munitions were secreted or buried in haste to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This would most likely have happened following the fall of Fort Erie in late May 1813.

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.

Sizes (diameter):
A: 1.4 cm, B: 1.7cm, C: 1.5cm, D: 1.6cm, E: 1.2cm and 982.522 is 1.8cm