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Brant County Illustrated [Atlas] 
TextImage  1972  This atlas of Brant County is part of the series of county atlases produced across Canada from 1874 to 1881. It contains overview information about the County of Brant as it then was, maps of all of its constituent communities, and photographs and illustrations of notable personages and locations....
Chatterson family history 
TextImage    This binder contains the family history of the Chatterson family, as compiled by Helen Mulligan. It also contains many original historical photos of the Chatterson family and relatives. This collection can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF file! Click on the link underneath the...
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...
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 created from...
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 the...
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...
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 Museum...
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...
1812-era 7th Light Dragoons Cutlass, model 1795 
Object    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. It...
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 artifact...
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 be...
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.
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 in...
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...
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 defence against...
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.
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 Military...
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...
The History of the County of Brant 
TextImage  1883  This 1883 history book documents the history, people, and places of the County of Brant as it existed then. In addition to its historical sections, it includes a section of portraits of notable locals, some of whom were still alive at the time. "County of Brant" is used to refer to a geographic...
Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 5 (Part I) 
Text    This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. In nearly 2000 pages it documents the Township's history in very great detail, providing information on a variety of aspects of Township life. It is divided into five volumes, the final two made up of two parts...
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Military History of the County of Brant


This group contains records found in the Digital Historical Collection which pertain to the County's military heritage.