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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 & ...
  • 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 ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Lt. Col. Robert Nelles- October 11 to November 1, 1814
    Text       A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln militia under the command of Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842) from October 11 to November 1, 1814. This Regiment was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. Names include in ...
    Text     A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln militia under the command of Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842) from October 11 to November 1, 1814. This ...
  • "Roll of thoes (sic) men that was on the Ground after the battle", addressed to Captain Wm. Nelles- 1812
    Text       A muster roll, addressed to Captain (Johann) Wm. Nelles,(1769-1850, brother of Robert Nelles) titled: "Roll of thoes(sic) men that was on the ground after the battle". Although unstated, it can be assumed that the muster roll is from the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia as William Nelles was a ...
    Text     A muster roll, addressed to Captain (Johann) Wm. Nelles,(1769-1850, brother of Robert Nelles) titled: "Roll of thoes(sic) men that was on the ground after the battle". Although unstated, it can ...
  • Chessboard- c.1800
    Object       A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was ...
    Object     A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain H Nelles- July 4-24, 1814
    Text       Muster roll, dated July 4 to the 24th, 1814, of Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) 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.
    Text     Muster roll, dated July 4 to the 24th, 1814, of Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Musket Balls- c. 1812
    Object       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 ...
    Object     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 ...
  • Documents and facts, relative to military events, during the late war
    Text       Boyd's justification of his conduct and complaints about being dropped from the Army list. Inscribed on page [1]: N. Emery, Esq.
    Text     Boyd's justification of his conduct and complaints about being dropped from the Army list. Inscribed on page [1]: N. Emery, Esq.
  • Fifth series of historical documents : [All relating to the War of 1812].
    Text       Published under the auspices of "The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec". Printed by the "Morning Chronicle" Office in Quebec.
    Text     Published under the auspices of "The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec". Printed by the "Morning Chronicle" Office in Quebec.
  • Additional Return for Ordnance Stores for the Use of Capt. Thos. Biddle's Compy Corps of Artillery, June 24, 1814.
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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, ...
  • R. Lawson letter, September 17, 1812.
    Text       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].
    Text     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].
  • Letter from J.E.A. Masters to Josiah Masters, November 11, 1812
    Text       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.
    Text     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 ...
  • 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 ...
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