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  • Powder flask & stopper
    Object       A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. 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. ...
    Object     A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. For more information, read “‘Scruples of ...
  • Powder flask
    Object       A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the face is the same on both sides: Trees, a hunter and a dog. For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: ...
    Object     A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the ...
  • Portrait of Jacob Brown- 1862
    Image       This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the bottom it states “From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers Johnson Fry & Co., Publishers. New York. Entered according to an Act of Congress AD 1862 by Johnson Fry & Co. in the ...
    Image     This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the bottom it states “From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers Johnson Fry & ...
  • History of the late war, between Great Britain and the United States of America
    TextPublication       Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book was authored by David Thompson, late of the Royal Scots and printed by Thomas Sewell of Niagara. Sewell's printery was on the Market Square but he also owned property on Platoff Street. The full title of the book is ...
    TextPublication     Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book was authored by David Thompson, late of the Royal Scots and printed by Thomas Sewell of Niagara. Sewell's printery ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Moore's company- July 25 to August 24, 1812
    Text       A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon Moore's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. Names included on the Muster Roll: Acor, Adam Adair, John Awry, ...
    Text     A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon Moore's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston ...
  • Large Copper Powder Flask
    Object       This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at the top. Below the spout is marked "Dixon & Sons", the Manufacturer. The spout is marked: "DRAMS 4 1/2 4 1/2 4 3 3/4 3 1/2. Below the spout is a lever to open. There are also four ...
    Object     This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at the top. Below the spout is marked "Dixon & Sons", the Manufacturer. The spout is marked: "DRAMS 4 ...
  • Cannonball- C. 1812
    Object       Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or secreted to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This was ...
    Object     Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the ...
  • British Red Coat Uniform Fragments
    Object       These are British red coat fragments believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     These are British red coat fragments believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Neck Stock- c. 1812
    Objectcomment       This is a neck stock worn by soldiers to ensure an upright posture and focused attention. This is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a neck stock worn by soldiers to ensure an upright posture and focused attention. This is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently ...
  • Shoe Sole Unearthed at Niagara’s Battlefields
    Object       This is a leather shoe sole that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     This is a leather shoe sole that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Uniform Lining- c. 1812
    Object       This is uniform fragment is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     This is uniform fragment is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • United States Army Grey Coat Uniform Fragments
    Object       These are United States Army grey coat uniform fragments believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. Theory states that it may be from one of Winfield Scott’s regulars. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     These are United States Army grey coat uniform fragments believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. Theory states that it may be from one of Winfield Scott’s regulars. This ...
  • United States Army Bayonet c. 1812
    Object       This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Telescope
    Object       This is a spotting telescope that is reddish brown in colour with brass fittings. It is 38 cm long and extends to 83 cm. Markings include an inscription that states “G DIXEY LONDON, DAY OR NIGHT”.
    Object     This is a spotting telescope that is reddish brown in colour with brass fittings. It is 38 cm long and extends to 83 cm. Markings include an inscription that states ...
  • Horse Bridle
    Object       Bridle
    Object     Bridle
  • Military Coatee from the Lundy Family
    Object       This is a British Officer’s coatee that is double breasted red wool with blue wool on the lapels, stand up collar and cuffs. The buttons are plain and believed to be gilded brass. There are four buttons on each cuff, ten down the front on each side of the breast, ...
    Object     This is a British Officer’s coatee that is double breasted red wool with blue wool on the lapels, stand up collar and cuffs. The buttons are plain and believed to ...
  • Military Red Silk Sash
    Objectcomment       This is a maroon military sash that includes yellow thread of the ends. It is believed to have been worn by Major Wm. Adams. It is fringed on both ends.
    Objectcomment     This is a maroon military sash that includes yellow thread of the ends. It is believed to have been worn by Major Wm. Adams. It is fringed on both ends.
  • Military Red Silk Sash
    Objectcomment       This is a red military sash that is made of silk. It is a mesh weave with fringed ends and measures 147cm x 12 cm.
    Objectcomment     This is a red military sash that is made of silk. It is a mesh weave with fringed ends and measures 147cm x 12 cm.
  • Military Coatee Belonging to James Thompson
    Object       This red wool military coatee is double breasted with blue lapels, a stand up collar and cuffs. There is gold lace trim around the collar as well as along the upper edge of the cuffs. The jacket has tails which extend down over the rear with pleats and a false ...
    Object     This red wool military coatee is double breasted with blue lapels, a stand up collar and cuffs. There is gold lace trim around the collar as well as along the ...
  • Cannonballs- C. 1812
    Object       Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere in the city. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or ...
    Object     Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere in the city. It is ...
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