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  • 1812-era Blood Letting Instrument
    Object       This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a time when medicine was still relatively primitive, this type of equipment would have been one of the first lines of ...
    Object     This blood-letting instrument is of the type often carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. At a ...
  • 1812-era Flask
    Object       This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
    Object     This small glass flask is of the type that was commonly carried by Canadian and British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the War of 1812. This artifact ...
  • 1812-era Pipe
    Object       This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
    Object     This pipe was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography ...
  • 1812-era Medicinal Flask
    Object       This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It would have held small amounts of medicine to help soldiers counteract the battlefield illnesses that were common during warfare at that time. It originally ...
    Object     This medicinal flask was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It would have held small ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Eyeglasses
    Object       This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage ...
    Object     This set of glasses was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided ...
  • 1812-era Soldier's Tobacco Tin
    Object       This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum ...
    Object     This tobacco tin was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for ...
  • 1812-era Strike-a-Light
    Object       This strike-a-light was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. Striking the U-shaped rod sparks when rubbed against the rock, and would have been used to light tobacco. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard ...
    Object     This strike-a-light was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. Striking the U-shaped rod sparks when ...
  • 1812-era Gun-flint
    Object       This gun-flint was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used to light gunpowder. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at ...
    Object     This gun-flint was likely carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used to light gunpowder. ...
  • 1812-era Brown Bess Musketoon Bayonet
    Object       This bayonet was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can ...
    Object     This bayonet was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British ...
  • 1812-era Musket Ball Mold
    Object       This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with the famous British "Brown Bess" Land Pattern Musket, and provided soldiers with a small, portable means to create balls. This ...
    Object     This handheld bullet ball mold was carried by Canadian or British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. It was used with ...
  • 1812-era American Cutlass
    Object       This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. This cutlass was used in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills, at Oakland, County of Brant. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military ...
    Object     This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. This cutlass was used in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills, at Oakland, County of Brant. This artifact was ...
  • 1812-era British Belt Axe
    Object       This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
    Object     This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It ...
  • Cannon Ball
    Object       This cannon ball was found in Port Dover after the U.S. Navy entered the port in the War of 1812-1814. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
    Object     This cannon ball was found in Port Dover after the U.S. Navy entered the port in the War of 1812-1814. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from ...
  • The History of the County of Brant
    TextImage       ...—Celebration of the 1857 216-238 Prince's Wedding—Railway Celebration—Gover-CHAP...
    TextImage     ...—Celebration of the 1857 216-238 Prince's Wedding—Railway Celebration—Gover-CHAP...
  • Brant County Illustrated [Atlas]
    TextImage       ...; Daniel Anderson, during 1857 and 1858; Charles Hedgers, during 1859; Thomas...
    TextImage     ...; Daniel Anderson, during 1857 and 1858; Charles Hedgers, during 1859; Thomas...
  • The Capture of Burford by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Advance
    Text       From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article The Capture of Burford. It describes historical events in Burford during the War of 1812-1814. The article may not have been ...
    Text     From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article The ...
  • 1812-era 7th Light Dragoons Cutlass, model 1795
    Objectcomment       This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This is a 1795 model which was issued to the British 7th Light Dragoons cavalry regiment. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. ...
    Objectcomment     This cutlass was carried by British soldiers in the County of Brant area during the campaign of the War of 1812. This is a 1795 model which was issued to ...
  • Chatterson family history
    TextImage       ..., and Rachel July 25, 1876); Isadora, born Mar. 15, 1857; George, born Feb. 23, 1859...
    TextImage     ..., and Rachel July 25, 1876); Isadora, born Mar. 15, 1857; George, born Feb. 23, 1859...
  • The Early Political and Military History of Burford, by Major R. Cuthbertson Muir
    Text       This 1913 book by Major Robert Cuthbertson Muir describes the history of Burford from its founding up to the time it was written. Part 1 focuses primarily on the town's political history; part 2 provides a detailed military description. This book can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF ...
    Text     This 1913 book by Major Robert Cuthbertson Muir describes the history of Burford from its founding up to the time it was written. Part 1 focuses primarily on the town's ...
  • The Martial Spirit: A History of the Sedentary Militia and the Six Nations Warriors of the Former Brant County Area 1784-1884
    Text       This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia and Six Nations warriors who were active in the area of the County of Brant, primarily focusing on their involvement in the War of 1812 and the Patriot Rebellion of 1837-39. This online edition of the book was ...
    Text     This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia and Six Nations warriors who were active in the area of the County of Brant, primarily focusing on ...
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War of 1812


The County of Brant played a significant part in the War of 1812. The Battle of Malcolm's Mills, the final land battle during the war, was fought near Oakland Township. The material in this collection describes some of our County's history during this period.