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  • Waterloo Medal
    Object       This was the first group of medals issued by the British Government to all soldiers present at a battle, even to those who were below the rank of Officer. In the past only the commanding General was awarded medals. It was issued in 1815 for the Battle of Waterloo. This ...
    Object     This was the first group of medals issued by the British Government to all soldiers present at a battle, even to those who were below the rank of Officer. In ...
  • Flintlock Pistol
    Object       This type of Flintlock Pistol was used during the War of 1812. The pistol is 6 3/4 inches from the stock to the end of the barrel. The barrel itself is metal and is 2 3/4 inch long with a 1/2 inch diameter. The pistol has a wooden handle, trigger ...
    Object     This type of Flintlock Pistol was used during the War of 1812. The pistol is 6 3/4 inches from the stock to the end of the barrel. The barrel itself ...
  • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    Object       The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was issued by the British Government. The medal was instituted in 1830 and was awarded to soldiers for exemplary conduct for 21 years service in the infantry and 24 years in the cavalry. This medal was issued to Sergeant Angus Cooke, who lived ...
    Object     The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was issued by the British Government. The medal was instituted in 1830 and was awarded to soldiers for exemplary conduct for 21 years ...
  • Military General Service Medal
    Object       The Military General Service Medal was not authorized until 1847, 34 years after the last battle it commemorates due to the objections of Wellington. Queen Victoria is depicted on the reverse of the medal, eventhough she was only a girl at the time of the fighting. In order for soldiers ...
    Object     The Military General Service Medal was not authorized until 1847, 34 years after the last battle it commemorates due to the objections of Wellington. Queen Victoria is depicted on the ...
  • Socket Bayonet
    Object       This Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. This type of bayonet was used during the War of 1812. With a 17 inch blade and flat top, the bayonet gradually narrows to a point to form a triangular shape. The socket of the bayonet is a ...
    Object     This Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. This type of bayonet was used during the War of 1812. With a 17 inch blade and flat ...
  • Powder Flask
    Object       A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. The horn has a smooth, shiny surface and ranges in colour from yellow-green to dark green. The measuring spout on ...
    Object     A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. ...
  • Grapeshot
    Object       This is an example of ammunition used in artillery during the War of 1812. Commonly termed a grapeshot, this round grayish ball of lead has a circumference of 3 3/4 inches. The surface is not smooth and ranges in color from gray, brown to rust. Grapeshot was made up of ...
    Object     This is an example of ammunition used in artillery during the War of 1812. Commonly termed a grapeshot, this round grayish ball of lead has a circumference of 3 3/4 ...
  • Musket ball
    Object       This type ammunition was used in a musket during the War of 1812. A small round silver ball of lead, this musket ball is 2 1/8 inches in circumference. The surface is shiny and smooth with a visible cast mark is on the surface. The bottom of the musket ball ...
    Object     This type ammunition was used in a musket during the War of 1812. A small round silver ball of lead, this musket ball is 2 1/8 inches in circumference. The ...
  • Grapeshot
    Objectcomment       This type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery during the War of 1812. A round black ball of iron with a pitted surface, this grapeshot has a circumference of 4 1/8 inches. Grapeshot was made up of canvas bags that held a large number of iron ...
    Objectcomment     This type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery during the War of 1812. A round black ball of iron with a pitted surface, this grapeshot has ...
  • British Long Land Musket
    Object       This type of musket was produced by the British government from circa 1793-1815 and would have been used during the War of 1812. A long gun, 54 1/2 inches from stock to butt. The stock and butt of the gun are carved from walnut. The long barrel is metal and ...
    Object     This type of musket was produced by the British government from circa 1793-1815 and would have been used during the War of 1812. A long gun, 54 1/2 inches from ...
  • Cannonball
    Object       This type of cannon ball was used during the War of 1812. This round, black ball of iron has a pitted surface and is 14 1/2 inches in circumference and 5 inches in diameter. There is a 4 mm wide and a 10.5 cm long gouge in the surface of ...
    Object     This type of cannon ball was used during the War of 1812. This round, black ball of iron has a pitted surface and is 14 1/2 inches in circumference and ...
  • Cannonball
    Object       A cannonball of this type would have been used during the War of 1812. This brown, iron cannonball is 16 inches in circumference and approximately 5 inches in diameter. The surface is of the cannonball is pitted. There is a band that goes around the entire circumference of the cannonball ...
    Object     A cannonball of this type would have been used during the War of 1812. This brown, iron cannonball is 16 inches in circumference and approximately 5 inches in diameter. The ...
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