1812 History
Grapeshot
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 type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery during the War of 1812.

A round black ball of iron with a pitted surface, this grapeshot has a circumference of 4 1/8 inches.

Grapeshot was made up of canvas bags that held a large number of iron balls similar to a shot gun shell. These rounds were used to defeat infantry and cavalry columns.
Date of Original
circa 1812
Dimensions
Width: 10.5 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
X2010.3.1
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.155355684137 Longitude: -79.1944313049316
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880
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Grapeshot


This type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery during the War of 1812.

A round black ball of iron with a pitted surface, this grapeshot has a circumference of 4 1/8 inches.

Grapeshot was made up of canvas bags that held a large number of iron balls similar to a shot gun shell. These rounds were used to defeat infantry and cavalry columns.