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  • Militia Payroll- 1812
    Text       A militia paylist believed to be dated 1812. The militia name is unknown but the list is signed by a William Lyons. The names included on the pay list are: Book, Joseph Camp, John M. Clark, James Dean, Andrew Gee, David Johnson, Jeremiah Kennedy, Charles Kennedy, Morris Lane, Gilbert Lane, ...
    Text     A militia paylist believed to be dated 1812. The militia name is unknown but the list is signed by a William Lyons. The names included on the pay list are: ...
  • Commemorative Monument  for the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek, June 8th, 1813
    Image       A photographic print of the Commemorative Monument for the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek, War of 1812. It reads (English): "Here at the Forty Mile Creek, on the 8th of June 1813, American Forces, retreating after the battle of Stoney Creek, were bombarded by the British Flotilla under Sir James ...
    Image     A photographic print of the Commemorative Monument for the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek, War of 1812. It reads (English): "Here at the Forty Mile Creek, on the 8th of ...
  • Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
    Object       A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of Forty Mile Creek, June 8, 1813. It may also have been the property of American troops and was left behind ...
    Object     A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of ...
  • 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 & ...
  • Promissory Note Between William Forsyth and James Cummings- 1817
    Text       This is a promissory note by William Forsyth to James Cummings Esq. in Chippawa dated Falls April 7, 1817.
    Text     This is a promissory note by William Forsyth to James Cummings Esq. in Chippawa dated Falls April 7, 1817.
  • 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 ...
  • John Bentley letter, Sept. 26, 1813.
    Text       A letter written by John Bentley, an American soldier during the War of 1812, to his wife Betsey. The letter makes reference to an impending attack on Canada, with speculation the attack may occur at Kingston, Montreal or Prescott.
    Text     A letter written by John Bentley, an American soldier during the War of 1812, to his wife Betsey. The letter makes reference to an impending attack on Canada, with speculation ...
  • John Adams Smith letter, January 14, 1813.
    Text       A letter written by John Adams Smith, grandson of President John Adams, with commentary on the War of 1812. The letter is addressed to his uncle, Justus B. Smith, Hamilton, Madison County, and is dated January 14, 1813.
    Text     A letter written by John Adams Smith, grandson of President John Adams, with commentary on the War of 1812. The letter is addressed to his uncle, Justus B. Smith, Hamilton, ...
  • Hospital Niagara and Indian Council House, Niagara Common. By Frances Granger
    Image       A graphite drawing created in Canada. At the lower left hand side it reads: "Hospital Niagara now burnt down. originally Indian Council House, Niagara Common"
    Image     A graphite drawing created in Canada. At the lower left hand side it reads: "Hospital Niagara now burnt down. originally Indian Council House, Niagara Common"
  • Militia General Orders, Kingston- August 18, 1815
    Text       Militia General Orders from Kingston, dated August 1815, signed by N. Coffin, Adjutant General of Militia. The document contains an extract of a letter from Earl Bathurst, one of his Majesty's secretaries, to Sir Gordon Drummond, dated Downing Street, June 13th, 1815. The letter acknowledged the meritorious actions of troops ...
    Text     Militia General Orders from Kingston, dated August 1815, signed by N. Coffin, Adjutant General of Militia. The document contains an extract of a letter from Earl Bathurst, one of his ...
  • 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 ...
  • Muster Roll of 4th Lincoln Militia, Captain William Nelles' Company- April 28th to May 24th, 1813
    Text       A muster roll, dated April 28th to May 24th, 1813, of Captain William Nellis' (sic) (1769-1850) Company of the the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Names included on the muster roll: Book, Joseph Bridgman, William Sr. Brown, ...
    Text     A muster roll, dated April 28th to May 24th, 1813, of Captain William Nellis' (sic) (1769-1850) Company of the the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Pettit's Company- July 4th to July 26th, 1814
    Text       A muster roll, dated July 4th to 26th, 1814, of Captain Jonathon Pettit's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Names on the Muster Roll include: Bridgman, Thomas Bridgman, William Sr. Camp, John M. Campbell, Luis ...
    Text     A muster roll, dated July 4th to 26th, 1814, of Captain Jonathon Pettit's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston ...
  • "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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
    Object       A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces in the year 1800 or earlier with the belief that they would keep evil spirits away. The Nelles Manor was ...
    Object     A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces ...
  • Ten Pound Cannonball
    Object       A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the ...
    Object     A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. ...
  • Cannonball- Engagement at Forty Mile Creek
    Object       A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
    Object     A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
  • Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
    Object       A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea bowl and saucer. It is believed that this item was in use, before or during the time of the War ...
    Object     A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea ...
  • 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" ...
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