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  • Sir Isaac Brock on Horse at Fort George- 1908
        This is an oil on canvas painting of Major General Sir Isaac Brock in full uniform astride a brown horse (believed to be named Alfred) exiting the gates of Fort George. There are two natives seated in the right corner. One being female with a papoose in a cradle-board. There ...
      This is an oil on canvas painting of Major General Sir Isaac ...
  • Bill of Account: Wood Delivered to Butler's Barracks by Robert Thompson, 1817
        This bill of account is for wood delivered to the wood yard at Butler's Barrack's by Robert Thompson. It is possible that this was for the construction of the barracks following the War of 1812-1814 or for firewood. The military headquarters had been moved from the destroyed Fort George to ...
      This bill of account is for wood delivered to the wood yard ...
  • Transcript of an Order of Retirement for George Young, Master Carpenter at Fort George- 1815
        The document is a transcript of an order of retirement for George Young who worked as the Master Carpenter at Fort George.
      The document is a transcript of an order of retirement for George ...
  • Letter from the War Office to Lieut. Daniel McDougal Regarding his Half Pay for the Canadian Embodied Militia- March 27, 1813
        This letter is from the war office to Lieut. Daniel McDougal regarding his half pay for the Canadian Embodied Militia at Fort George. McDougal participated in the battle of Fort George on March 27, 1813 when it was taken by American troops. He was also severely wounded at Lundy’s Lane ...
      This letter is from the war office to Lieut. Daniel McDougal regarding ...
  • Blockhouses at Fort George- Wall Fragment
        This is a fragment from one of the original Blockhouses located at Fort George. The date associated with this fragment is 1792. However, Fort George was originally completed in 1802. Therefore, it can not be from the time recorded.
      This is a fragment from one of the original Blockhouses located at ...
  • War of 1812 Engravings: Fort George, Fort Niagara and Winfield Scott at Queenston
        These are three engravings, most likely from a newspaper or other late 19th century literature, originally, and placed onto tiles. It is believed that they were taken from Winfield Scott's autobiography. They have been mounted onto a wooden plaque by the donor with the name of Ambrose Vannater(donor’s ancestor) inscribed ...
      These are three engravings, most likely from a newspaper or other late ...
  • Drawing of Fort Niagara from Fort George
        This is a drawing of Fort Niagara from Fort George, which is in the foreground.
      This is a drawing of Fort Niagara from Fort George, which is ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Capt. H. Nelles- May 23 to 29, 1814
        A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) who were employed in the engineer departments at Forts George and Niagara from May 23rd to May 29th 1814. This Regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and ...
      A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln ...
  • Capture of Fort George
        Capture of Fort George. In the upper right hand corner it reads: "Porte Folio. July. 1817"
      Capture of Fort George. In the upper right hand corner it reads: ...
  • Letter from David Todd to Colonel Proctor, Commanding Officer of the 41st Regiment- 9 Feb 1812
        A letter addressed to Colonel Proctor, Commanding Officer of the 41st Regiment at Fort George, Niagara from David Todd, Morris Town County of St. Lawrence on 9 Feb., 1812. Todd asked Colonel Proctor to forward a letter to his nephew.
      A letter addressed to Colonel Proctor, Commanding Officer of the 41st Regiment ...
  • Clay Pipe- c.1800
        A white clay pipe with just the bowl and no markings. It measures 6 cm in length and the bowl is 1.5cm in diameter. A portion of the stem is said to have been excavated at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
      A white clay pipe with just the bowl and no markings. It ...
  • Letter from John Clark from Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck- Shortage of Men
        A letter from John Clark at Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, in Grantham which discusses the shortage of men at the Fort. It is dated May 3rd 1814 and is scripted in ink on writing paper folded to form an envelope.
      A letter from John Clark at Fort George to Major Jacob Ten ...
  • View of Fort George, 1810
        This is a view of Fort George and Navy Hall, from Fort Niagara, in 1810 from Ackerman's Magazine.
      This is a view of Fort George and Navy Hall, from Fort ...
  • Muster roll of Captain Jacob A. Ball’s Company of the 1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia, 1814
        This is the Muster roll of Captain Jacob A. Ball’s Company of the 1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia, stationed at Fort George, from the 19th to the 30th of June, 1814, inclusive. The roll includes names, rank, period for which payment is due, amount and remarks. The names included on ...
      This is the Muster roll of Captain Jacob A. Ball’s Company of ...
  • Payroll Ledger for John D. Servos’ Company in the Lincoln Militia, April 24 to May 24 1813
        This ledger contains the payroll for John D. Servos’ Company in the Lincoln Militia from April 24 to May 24 1813. It also has a list of persons from the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia who had left the country since the war began. There is a list of ...
      This ledger contains the payroll for John D. Servos’ Company in the ...
  • Letter from Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell to Her Son Discussing her Husband Fort Major Donald Campbell- 1813
        This is a handwritten letter from Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, wife of Fort-Major Donald Campbell, to her son. The letter mainly focuses on her husband's military career which includes service in Europe and in North America.
      This is a handwritten letter from Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, wife of Fort-Major ...
  • Receipt for the Stores of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia at Fort George
        This is a receipt claiming that the stores for the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia received muskets, bayonets, cartridge boxes and scabbards for bayonets at Fort George. The document is signed by F. Gordon and dated October 22nd, 1812.
      This is a receipt claiming that the stores for the 4th Regiment ...
  • Part of the Military Reserve
        This photograph of a plan is titled “Part of the Military Reserve” and is dated in Quebec, April 8th, 1810. It was obtained by the Museum from the “National Archives of Canada, Cartographic and Architectural Archives Division” with the call number NMC-10826. It shows Fort George’s location prior to the ...
      This photograph of a plan is titled “Part of the Military Reserve” ...
  • Battle of Fort George Watercolour Painting
        A watercolour by an unknown artist of the Battle of Fort George, based on a line drawing that was in the Philadelphia Portfolio in 1817. The drawing shows some details on the town, including many elements that were later destroyed in December 1813 by the retreating American forces, such as ...
      A watercolour by an unknown artist of the Battle of Fort George, ...
  • A View of Fort George, Upper Canada, from Old Fort Niagara.
        This is an aquatint and etching print.
      This is an aquatint and etching print.
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