...A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812
...A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, built in 1801, as it was being demolished. Written in ink on the photograph is : "The original barn at Lake Lodge built in 1801. It was used for American prisoners during War of 1812
4 April 1933
...A newspaper article written by Fred Williams titled, "A Notable Niagara Centennial" where he discusses the death of John Crooks and his experiences in the War of 1812
. The newspaper the article was written in is unknown....
... was used by Officers at Niagara when the War of 1812
4 November 1812
...A medical discharge from military duty for Isaac Smith. Confirmed by Dr. Robert Kerr and John [J]. Taylor, attest by Lieut. Jonathon Pettit and signed by [G. Fairbel]. Smith was discharged from military duty during the War of 1812
because he had lost his right eye....
...A record of pay for Lieut. Henry Nelles (1789-1841) of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia from December 25, 1812
to January 20, 1813. The pay was for his duty at Fort Erie under the command of Lt. Colonel Bishop....
c. 1847 This is a silver maple leaf pin from the Loyal Canadian Society. Every year, since its organization in 1847, this society held its Annual Dinner on the 13 of October; the anniversary of General Brock's death in defence of Canada.
The original owner of the pin was Henry Edward Nelles who was also...
... Captain in this Regiment during the War of 1812
The 4th Lincoln was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812
Names included on the Muster roll are:
Beamer, John Dennis
Mills, John Sr.
Milmine, James Sr.
9 July 1812
...A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812
, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to complete his duty as militia man in the Flank Company stationed at Niagara. In consideration of this, John Beamer would pay Gerau fifty dollars, part...
4-24 July 1814
...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
...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...
... they believed it would have kept American intruders away during the years 1812
-1814. Unfortunately, the house was eventually occupied by American troops during the war....
...A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side that states: "Aug. 9, 1932, shingle from barn of Lake Lodge, built 1810. Barn was used as prison for American troops in war of 1812
-1814. Dismantled in 1901...
...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:
Camp, John M.
... BROCK THE HERO OF UPPER CANADA".
The coin was found on property previously owned by Allan Nixon. During the War of 1812
, Nixon was known to have owned a blacksmith shop. It is also believed that the he was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation....
25 June 1802 A certificate of Commission for Robert Nelles (1761-1842), Esquire, as Deputy Lieutenant. It is signed by Robert Hamilton, Lieutenant, County Lincoln, and Francis Goring, his secretary, in Queenston.
10 October 1815 A military commission for Robert Nelles, Esquire (1761-1842), as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. It is signed by Francis Gore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada in York.
The 4th Lincoln was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and...
8 June 1955 A black and white photograph of six First Nations people playing instruments at the Ceremony unveiling a plaque commemorating the engagement at Forty Mile Creek which occured on June 8, 1813.
A memorandum of Militia Pay Allowances and losses due to Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia.
...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 Lincoln Militia by the end...