1812 History
Musket ball
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 ammunition was used in a musket during the War of 1812.

A small round silver ball of lead, this musket ball is 2 1/8 inches in circumference. The surface is shiny and smooth with a visible cast mark is on the surface. The bottom of the musket ball has a small circular base of 1/4 inch which has a small hole slightly off center.
Date of Original
circa 1812
Subject(s)
Local identifier
X2010.5.1
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 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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Musket ball


This type ammunition was used in a musket during the War of 1812.

A small round silver ball of lead, this musket ball is 2 1/8 inches in circumference. The surface is shiny and smooth with a visible cast mark is on the surface. The bottom of the musket ball has a small circular base of 1/4 inch which has a small hole slightly off center.