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  • Powder flask & stopper
        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. ...
      A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have ...
  • Powder flask
        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’: ...
      A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There ...
  • Portrait of Jacob Brown- 1862
        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 ...
      This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the ...
  • History of the late war, between Great Britain and the United States of America
        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 ...
      Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book was ...
  • Large Copper Powder Flask
        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 ...
      This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at ...
  • Cannonball- C. 1812
        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 ...
      Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near ...
  • R. Lawson letter, September 17, 1812.
        A letter from R. Lawson dated at Chatham, September 7, 1812, regarding movement of the 9th infantry. The letter is signed R. Lawson M Genl [Major General].
      A letter from R. Lawson dated at Chatham, September 7, 1812, regarding ...
  • Letter from J.E.A. Masters to Josiah Masters, November 11, 1812
        A War of 1812 letter written to Josiah Masters, Shaghticoke, New York, from his nephew J.E.A. Masters, dated November 11, 1812. The letter refers to an impending invasion of Canada at Montreal.
      A War of 1812 letter written to Josiah Masters, Shaghticoke, New York, ...
  • Additional Return for Ordnance Stores for the Use of Capt. Thos. Biddle's Compy Corps of Artillery, June 24, 1814.
        A return for ordnance stores for Captain Thos. Biddle's company corps of artillery during the War of 1812. The document is dated June 24, 1814 at the Artillery Encampment, Buffalo, and is signed by James Hall, Lieut. & Conductor of Ord., and J. Hindman, Major Coms. Arty. Some of the ...
      A return for ordnance stores for Captain Thos. Biddle's company corps of ...
  • Documents and facts, relative to military events, during the late war
        Boyd's justification of his conduct and complaints about being dropped from the Army list. Inscribed on page [1]: N. Emery, Esq.
      Boyd's justification of his conduct and complaints about being dropped from the ...
  • Fifth series of historical documents : [All relating to the War of 1812].
        Published under the auspices of "The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec". Printed by the "Morning Chronicle" Office in Quebec.
      Published under the auspices of "The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec". ...
  • Cannonballs- C. 1812
        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 ...
      Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on ...
  • Musket Balls- c. 1812
        These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of 1812 many military stores and munitions were secreted or buried in haste to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This would most ...
      These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Moore's company- July 25 to August 24, 1812
        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, ...
      A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon ...
  • United States Army Bayonet c. 1812
        This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
      This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • Telescope
        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”.
      This is a spotting telescope that is reddish brown in colour with ...
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  • Military Coatee Belonging to James Thompson
        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 ...
      This red wool military coatee is double breasted with blue lapels, a ...
  • Military Red Silk Sash
        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.
      This is a maroon military sash that includes yellow thread of the ...
  • Military Red Silk Sash
        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.
      This is a red military sash that is made of silk. It ...
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