1812 History
Bayonet from an Officer’s Fusil Musket


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 bayonet is of an officer’s fusil musket design. It has a triangular blade and is date circa 1812. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814.
Date of Original:
c. 1812
Dimensions:
Length: 45 
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
971.189.1(a)
Geographic Coverage:
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Niagara Historical Society Museum
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P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Bayonet from an Officer’s Fusil Musket


This bayonet is of an officer’s fusil musket design. It has a triangular blade and is date circa 1812. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814.