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 is an example of ammunition used in artillery during the War of 1812.
Commonly termed a grapeshot, this round grayish ball of lead has a circumference of 3 3/4 inches. The surface is not smooth and ranges in color from gray, brown to rust.
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: 9.5 cm
- Local identifier
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.1554809112919 Longitude: -79.1942596435547
- Recommended Citation
- Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
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