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King George III 1812 Half Penny Coin 
ObjectComments:  1812,   ...This half penny coin dates from 1812 and depicts Liberty on the front side. On the reverse is the portrait of King George III and a Laurel Wreath. and is the type of currency that would have been used during the War of 1812....
"Roll of thoes (sic) men that was on the Ground after the battle", addressed to Captain Wm. Nelles- 1812 
Text    ... Captain in this Regiment during the War of 1812. The 4th Lincoln was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. Names included on the Muster roll are: Beam, Lewis Beamer, John Dennis Homes, John Mills, John Sr. Milmine, James Sr. Nolty, John Nelles, William...
Handwritten agreement between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby- July 9, 1812, 
Text  9 July 1812  ...A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to complete his duty as militia man in the Flank Company stationed at Niagara. In consideration of this, John Beamer would pay Gerau fifty dollars, part...
Abraham Neff Photograph 
ImageComments:  c.1860,   ...A photo of Abraham P. Neff (December 7, 1802- December 16, 1874) wearing traditional Mennonite clothing. He was 10 years old when Michael Graybiel made the bellows for his father Peter Neff in 1812 to begin the Neff metal-working tradition. Abraham came form a Mennonite family of strong faith who...
James Fortier Photograph- Fort Detroit Medal 
Image  c.1860,   A copy of an original photo of James Fortier (April 10, 1792- January 11, 1865) wearing a medal that was awarded in 1849 for his participation at the Battle of Fort Detroit under Major General Sir Isaac Brock. He was also in charge of a gun boat that captured the American vessel "Commencement" and...
Cannonballs- C.1812 
Object  c. 1812,   ... retreated away from the supply depot at Sugar Loaf to prevent their capture. For more information, read "'Scruples of Conscience': The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement" by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. Sizes (diameter): 1: 5.6cm, 2: 5.6cm, 3: 5.3cm, 4: 5.5cm...
Compass- 1812-1814 
Object    ...This compass, circa 1812-1814, is said to have been carried by an American soldier on the Niagara front during the War of 1812. It is enclosed in a wooden case with a flat lid that is attached with loop pins....
General Brock's Monument. Above Queenston. By R. Wallis 
Image    After W. H. Bartlett, this is a hand coloured etching. It was engraved by Edward Radclyffe (1810-1863).
The Attack on Fort Oswego, Lake Ontario, 1814. By John Thomas Serres 
Image    This is a watercolour over pencil, believed to be created in England.
Battle of Lundy's Lane. By Alonzo Chappel (attributed) 
Image    It is believed that this oil on canvas was created in the United States of America. The artist was born and died in the US. It depicts the Battle of Lundy's Lane which occurred in July 1814.
A View of Fort George, Upper Canada, from Old Fort Niagara. 
Image  c. 1811  This is an aquatint and etching print.
A View of Niagara Fort By Sir William Johnson 
Image  1758  Ink Print of Fort Niagara. It reads: "A View of Niagara Fort, taken by Sir William Johnson, on the 25th of July 1759. Drawn on the Spot in 1758."
Fort Erie: Defense of the Block House. By Albert Newsam 
Image    An ink print created in the United States of America. Above the image it reads: Sergt Farquahr Lieut Watmough
Fort Niagara, Taken from the British Side of the River at Newark. By Joseph Ives Pease 
Image  C. 1814  After R.H. Pease, this ink print was taken from the British side of the river. Aquatint on steel
Fort Niagara. By James Pattison Cockburn 
Image    Watercolour over pencil; gouache (white highlights) drawing. Believed to have been created in England. View is of Fort Niagara on the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
Battle of Lake Erie 
Image    Title is actually unknown but it is believed that this is a watercolour portraying the Battle of Lake Erie. Ink and Pencil.
View of Schlosser Landing, Niagara 
Image  1841  ILLUSTRATIONS FOR HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY JOHN W. BARBER AND HENRY HOME Wood engravings on paper created in the United States of America.
Battle of Lake Erie 
Image    Title is actually unknown but it is believed that this is a watercolour portraying the Battle of Lake Erie. Ink and Pencil.
Battle of Lake Erie Plate 
Object    On the back of the plate it says: Commodore Perry Leaving the Lawrence, Sept 10th 1815 "We Have met the Enemy and they are ours." Staffordshire England (Makers Mark)
Major General Brown, Niagara. Plate
Object    Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie.
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