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
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
2010
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
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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.