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  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons
    Object       Buttons have three raised cannon balls in a horizontal row across the top and three raised cannons in a vertical row that are set in a shield. It is believed that this button is from the War of 1812. There were four companies of the Royal Artillery in Canada during ...
    Object     Buttons have three raised cannon balls in a horizontal row across the top and three raised cannons in a vertical row that are set in a shield. It is believed ...
  • 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot Buttons
    Object       A British infantry regiment that was raised in 1751 and amalgamated with the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, to form the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1881. It is believed that this regiment participated in the Battle of New Orleans (December 1814- January 1815) during the War of 1812.
    Object     A British infantry regiment that was raised in 1751 and amalgamated with the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, to form the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1881. It is ...
  • 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.
  • Officer's Buttons
    Object       These are plain Officers’ buttons believed to be from the War of 1812-1814. These items can be found at the Battlefield Hotel Museum.
    Object     These are plain Officers’ buttons believed to be from the War of 1812-1814. These items can be found at the Battlefield Hotel 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Light Infantry Button
    Object       A light infantry button that measures 1.5cm in diameter and has laurel leaves around the outside edge. It was found in the Niagara-on-the-lake/Queenston area.
    Object     A light infantry button that measures 1.5cm in diameter and has laurel leaves around the outside edge. It was found in the Niagara-on-the-lake/Queenston area.
  • Metal Fragments of a Belgique Shako
    Object       These are the pieces of metal that are believed to be the remnants of three different Belgique shakos. The photo shows two shako outlines and 9 of the pieces are adhered to the paper in their proper places. One piece is adhered above the two sketches as well. One shako ...
    Object     These are the pieces of metal that are believed to be the remnants of three different Belgique shakos. The photo shows two shako outlines and 9 of the pieces are ...
  • 18th Century Military Officer's Sash
    Object       This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
    Object     This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
  • British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
    Object       This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with a “GR” cipher surrounded by a Garter containing the motto of the Royal family. The motto is “Honi soit qui ...
    Object     This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with ...
  • British Uniform Coat Worn by Fort Major Donald Campbell- c.1810
    Object       This coat was worn by Fort Major Donald Campbell who was buried at Fort George in December 1812. The red wool coat with black flannel wool is a very early type, common shortly after 1800. It features blue facings, buttons in pairs, a rounded cut at the waist and white ...
    Object     This coat was worn by Fort Major Donald Campbell who was buried at Fort George in December 1812. The red wool coat with black flannel wool is a very early ...
  • British Soldier Uniform Boots
    Object       These are a men’s pair of boots that measure 26cm long, 9.5cm wide and 36cm high. The boots are black leather with brown leather trim at the top, middle, front and top back. They are well worn and have been re-soled. The square headed nails on the bottom form an ...
    Object     These are a men’s pair of boots that measure 26cm long, 9.5cm wide and 36cm high. The boots are black leather with brown leather trim at the top, middle, front ...
  • British Red Coat Uniform Fragment
    Objectcomment       This is a fragment of a British red coat uniform that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. c.1812
    Objectcomment     This is a fragment of a British red coat uniform that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. c.1812
  • Royal Sappers and Miners Button
    Objectcomment       A Royal Sappers and Miners button believed to be from the War of 1812 era. There was no overall commanding officer but there was a battalion from July 1812 to February 1815. It is believed that they at the following locations: Oswego Fort Erie Bladensburg Washington Godley Wood Plattsburg New ...
    Objectcomment     A Royal Sappers and Miners button believed to be from the War of 1812 era. There was no overall commanding officer but there was a battalion from July 1812 to ...
  • 26th Regiment of Foot (The Cameronians) Button
    Object       The 26th Regiment button has a “26” raised in the center surrounded by a fine laurel wreath. It is possibly pewter and is approximately 1.5 cm in diameter. The Cameronians served in Canada 1814-15.
    Object     The 26th Regiment button has a “26” raised in the center surrounded by a fine laurel wreath. It is possibly pewter and is approximately 1.5 cm in diameter. The Cameronians ...
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