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  • General Orders from the Military Secretary's Office Regarding Land Grants to Soldiers and Officers- July 17, 1815
    Text       A notice of General Orders from the Military Secretary's Office in Kingston on July 17, 1815 concerning the distribution of land to disbanded soldiers. It states that Alexander McDonell, Esq., was appointed as the Superintendent in charge of receiving the applications and distributing the land accordingly in Canada. Following the ...
    Text     A notice of General Orders from the Military Secretary's Office in Kingston on July 17, 1815 concerning the distribution of land to disbanded soldiers. It states that Alexander McDonell, Esq., ...
  • War Loss Claim of Capt. H.S. Hart of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Regiment- November 2, 1814
    Text       This document is the war loss claim of Capt. H.S. Hart of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Regiment. He stated on November 2, 1814 that he lost 3 pairs of boots, 3 pairs of shoes, a brush, luggage and other stores in a boat wreck on his way from Kingston to ...
    Text     This document is the war loss claim of Capt. H.S. Hart of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Regiment. He stated on November 2, 1814 that he lost 3 pairs of boots, ...
  • Notice Regarding Land Grants for Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Privates of the Militia- January 21, 1820
    Text       The notice, dated January 21, 1820, was sent by the Adjutant General's office to inform all officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of the militia that they could apply for land grants from the government. The notice explained when and how to submit these applications to the Adjutant General's office and ...
    Text     The notice, dated January 21, 1820, was sent by the Adjutant General's office to inform all officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of the militia that they could apply for land ...
  • Notice Regarding Land Grants for Militia- January 19, 1820
    Text       A notice announcing land grant opportunities for those who served in the First Flank Companies, the Provincial Artillery, the Incorporated Regiment, the Corps of Artillery Drivers, the Provincial Dragoons, the Marine and the general staff of the militia. It stated that upon receiving approval from the Adjutant General they would ...
    Text     A notice announcing land grant opportunities for those who served in the First Flank Companies, the Provincial Artillery, the Incorporated Regiment, the Corps of Artillery Drivers, the Provincial Dragoons, the ...
  • Letter from Lord Palmerston, Secretary of War, to Lt. General Drummond Regarding Compensation Claims for Wounded Officers- September, 1815
    Text       This letter, from Lord Palmerston, Secretary of War, to Lt. General Drummond discusses claims for compensation by officers wounded in action. He stated that applications must be sent to him along with a report from a Medicine Board of Officers and certificates from the Commanding Officers of Regiments that show ...
    Text     This letter, from Lord Palmerston, Secretary of War, to Lt. General Drummond discusses claims for compensation by officers wounded in action. He stated that applications must be sent to him ...
  • War Loss Claim of James Cooper, c. 1820- War of 1812
    Text       ...This document, dated approximately 1812-1816, is a statement of the war...
    Text     ...This document, dated approximately 1812-1816, is a statement of the war...
  • 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...
    TextPublication     ...Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book...
  • War Loss Statement of Robert Thompson- September 26, 1815
    Text       This document shows the estimated war losses of Robert Thompson by the American troops during the years 1813-1814. This document was created on September 26, 1815.
    Text     This document shows the estimated war losses of Robert Thompson by the American troops during the years 1813-1814. This document was created on September 26, 1815.
  • Shot- 1812-1814
    Object       ...This iron fashioned ammunition was created during the War of 1812 period...
    Object     ...This iron fashioned ammunition was created during the War of 1812 period...
  • Bayonet from an Officer’s Fusil Musket
    Objectcomment       ... blade and is date circa 1812. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed...
    Objectcomment     ... blade and is date circa 1812. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed...
  • Receipt of Payment for War Loss Claims- John D. Servos
    Text       ... shillings and 7 pence, or one third of his losses incurred during the war of 1812...
    Text     ... shillings and 7 pence, or one third of his losses incurred during the war of 1812...
  • Buffalo Gazette Newspaper- March 15 1814
    Text       ... the United States (US) from the years 1812 to 1886, some of which contain articles...
    Text     ... the United States (US) from the years 1812 to 1886, some of which contain articles...
  • British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
    Object       ... to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest...
    Object     ... to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest...
  • Officer's Flintlock Pistol- c. 1800-1830
    Object       ... of 1812. This ramrod is wood with a brass cap. It was likely used to aid...
    Object     ... of 1812. This ramrod is wood with a brass cap. It was likely used to aid...
  • Shot- c.1812
    Object       ...This iron fashioned ammunition was likely created during the War of 1812...
    Object     ...This iron fashioned ammunition was likely created during the War of 1812...
  • "Plan of Part of the Niagara Frontier Showing the Communications from Thence to the 15 Mile Creek July 1814"
    Text       This photograph of a plan is titled “Plan of Part of the Niagara Frontier Showing the Communications from Thence to the 15 Mile Creek July 1814”. It was obtained by the Museum from the “National Archives of Canada, Cartographic and Architectural Archives Division” with the call number NMC-21586. It shows ...
    Text     This photograph of a plan is titled “Plan of Part of the Niagara Frontier Showing the Communications from Thence to the 15 Mile Creek July 1814”. It was obtained by ...
  • Colonial Union Jack Flag
    Objectcomment       ... that reads "War of 1812". Although the flag is hand-stitched, it is not clear...
    Objectcomment     ... that reads "War of 1812". Although the flag is hand-stitched, it is not clear...
  • Brown Bess Musket and Ramrod- c.1812
    Objectcomment       ...This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India...
    Objectcomment     ...This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India...
  • Cannon Ball with Center Hole
    Object       ...This cannonball was fashioned during the War of 1812 period. It features...
    Object     ...This cannonball was fashioned during the War of 1812 period. It features...
  • Bayonet- c. 1812-1814
    Object       ... been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814. Further...
    Object     ... been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814. Further...
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