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
- 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
Width: 10.5 cm
- Local identifier
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.155355684137 Longitude: -79.1944313049316
- Recommended Citation
- Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
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