1812 History
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Musket ball 
Object  circa 1812  ...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 has a small circular base of 1/4 inch...
The Battle of Queenston Heights, Edited by John Symons 
Text  1859, p. 39  ...Black, hardcovered book with 39 pages, which include illustrations and maps. The Battle of Queenston Heights: Being a narrative of the opening of the War of 1812, with notices of the life of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., and description of the monument erected to his memory....
Cannonball 
Object  18th century-19th century  ...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...
Grapeshot 
Object  circa 1812  ...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 canvas bags that held a...
Powder Flask 
Object  circa 1812  ...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 top is made...
Socket Bayonet 
Object  circa 1730-1815  ...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 3 inch hollow cylinder...
Copper Pot 
Object  early 19th century  ...Copper kettle used during the early 19th century. The kettle is from George Macnoe's estate and was previously owned by a relative in New York who died around the time of the War of 1812. The copper pot has a removable lid with a handle in the center of the lid and a moveable handle that arches...
Bible circa 1812-1825 
Text  1812  This Bible belonged to the Stewart Family, which included the following family members: Margaret Stewart, Agnes Jane Stewart in 1824, and Thomas A. Stewart, who was the First Mate on the schooner, the 'Antelope'. The Bible is small and rectangular. The cover is leather with a leather closing...
Grapeshot 
ObjectComments:  circa 1812  ...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 balls similar to a shot gun...
Cannonball 
Object  18th century-19th century  ...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 the cannonball. This type of cannon ball is considered...
Flintlock Pistol 
Object  circa early 19th century  ...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 and cock section. The trigger remains hidden...
British Long Land Musket 
Object  1793-1815  ...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 runs 39 inches long. There is a...
Musketball Mould 
Object    A musketball mould of the type made and used pre-1830. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a mini-pan with semi-spherical moulds inside. When the two handles are brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening to the...
Musketball Mould 
Object  pre 1830  This type of musketball mould was made pre-1830 or earlier and would have been used during that time. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a semi-spherical mould. When brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening...
Double Cruise Lamp 
Object  17th century - 19th century  This Phoebe lamp is one of the earliest types of lamps that had been used in the colonies during the 17th century to early 19th century. The lamp consists of two small iron bowls with spouts, one hanging above the other. The bowls are attached and hung by an iron rod with a hook on the end. ...
Chamberstick 
Object  18th-19th century  A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries. Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in...
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