1812 History
Military Shako Plume


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:
This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier’s shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part in the battle of Queenston Heights and was killed at the battle of Fort George on May 27, 1813. However, doubts have been raised on the plume’s provenance as the colour of the plume is not typical of those used by the militia during the War of 1812.
Date of Original:
c. 1812
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
971.171.1(A)
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Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
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Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Military Shako Plume


This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier’s shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part in the battle of Queenston Heights and was killed at the battle of Fort George on May 27, 1813. However, doubts have been raised on the plume’s provenance as the colour of the plume is not typical of those used by the militia during the War of 1812.