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 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
Dimensions
Width: 9.5 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
X2010.4.1
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1554809112919 Longitude: -79.1942596435547
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproduction 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 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.