A musket action with "TOWER", a crown and the Royal cipher "GR" engraved on one side.
c. 1812 These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at one of Niagara's Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
Set of cannon balls that were unearthed in one of Niagara's battlefield sites.
Used to create bullets for muskets.
...This eighteen pound cannonball, which was fashioned during the War of 1812
, gives insight into the ammunitions of that time....
...This bayonet, dated 1812
-1814, has triangular blade. It was recovered from the Niagara River in 1980....
c.1812 This cavalry sword with a wooden handle is measured at 13 ¾ inches long. It was said to have been recovered from one of Niagara's Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
c. 1812 This is a remnant of the tip of a bayonet sheath which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
These musket balls were found at one of Niagara's battlefield sites. It appears, due to their deformation, that they have been fired from a musket.
A curved steel scabbard that is said to have been found on the Lundy's Lane Battlefield by W. W. Woodruff.
c. 1812 A sword believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara's Battlefields. Inscriptions include "HADLEY" with three circles (near the handle) and "4" with a crown on the blade. The grip of the handle is made of wood but is worn down on one side. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel...
...These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812
-1814. The largest bayonet's base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is 41.5cm long and 2.5 cm wide at the base tapering to a sword point. It was found at the corner of Spring St. and Dorchester Rd...
...A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812
Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end...
...This is a cannonball from the War of 1812
with a circumference of 15.2 cm and a diameter of 5 cm....
...This is a fragment of a triangular bayonet blade, dated from the War of 1812
-1814, that was discovered in the Niagara River. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably every...
... 1/2cm x 9 1/2 cm high. These items are believed to have belonged to Abraham Laing, a Quaker, as he often initialed documents with the joined A L format. Through property records he is known to have lived in Humberstone Township for a period of time. Laing did not fight in the War of 1812
due to his...
A steel military scabbard that is curved with two metal bands with a ring attached to each. The metal is dull and rusty and the tip is broken off.
...This is a light cavalry pattern sword that is made almost entirely from iron. Only the handle and a portion of the blade is still present. It measures 33 cm long, 2.8 cm wide and 14.5 cm deep. The sword was issued in 1796 and was used during the War of 1812
-1814. The previous wooden handle has...
c. 1812 These are various sizes of small cannon shot and musket balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
...This iron shell hook is a spring or coil-like shape with a short handle. The length of the coil is 8.5 cm and the handle is 12.5 cm. It was used by the artillery to clean the barrels of cannons during the War of 1812