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  • The Martial Spirit: A History of the Sedentary Militia and the Six Nations Warriors of the Former Brant County Area 1784-1884
        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 ...
      This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia ...
  • Soldiers and Warriors: The Early Volunteer Militia of Brant County, 1856-1866
        This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer militia of Brant County, focusing on the period of 1856-1866. It is provided with the permission of the author and the Canadian Military Heritage Museum.
      This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer ...
  • A Cry of Fire by Mel Robertson, from the Burford Advance
        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 set of clippings contains the six-part article A Cry of Fire, which ran from November 3 to December 8, 1976. It describes the history of ...
      From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for ...
  • The Early Political and Military History of Burford, by Major R. Cuthbertson Muir
        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 ...
      This 1913 book by Major Robert Cuthbertson Muir describes the history of ...
  • 1812-era American Cutlass
        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 ...
      This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. ...
  • 1812-era British Belt Axe
        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.
      This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during ...
  • Brass Patriotic Box, Boer War
        This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War in South Africa, fought from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. It included small items to help raise morale, including chocolates, tobacco, and New Testaments. The top of the box has an ...
      This brass "patriotic box" was sent to soldiers during the Boer War ...
  • Soldier's New Testament, South Africa 1900, Boer War
        This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. The cover reads "Soldier's New Testament - South Africa 1900". This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal ...
      This New Testament was sent to soldiers during the Boer War, fought ...
  • Orange Free State Medal, Boer War
        This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. Canada took part in the war, with 8600 volunteers. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian ...
      This medal was awarded to a soldier during the Boer War, fought ...
  • Welcome Ribbon, Boer War
        This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, which was fought in South Africa from 1899 - 1902. 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.
      This ribbon celebrated the return of Canadian soldiers following the Boer War, ...
  • Certificate Gazetting Captain Henry Moyle, Captain of North Riding Reserve Militia 3rd Brigade #5, 1870
        This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number Five Company Division, Reserve Militia of the Regimental Division of the North Riding of Brant on February 20, 1869. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display ...
      This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
        This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
      This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
        This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
      This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a ...
  • Assorted Regimental Buttons
        These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety of regiments operating within the County of Brant. These artifacts were provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford. This picture is ...
      These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety ...
  • Cannon Ball
        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.
      This cannon ball was found in Port Dover after the U.S. Navy ...
  • The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899
        The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of Mount Pleasant from its earliest settlements through the end of the 19th century. In order to have meaning, local history must relate all aspects of a particular community‚Äôs development to a larger context. Mount Pleasant stands out as ...
      The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of ...
  • 125th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., in Brantford
        This photograph shows the 125th Overseas Battalion, the "Brants", lined up in Brantford. This was the overseas battalion of the 38th Regiment Dufferin Rifles, based in Brantford. It sailed overseas to fight in World War I. The battalion was based in Brantford, but had members from across the County of ...
      This photograph shows the 125th Overseas Battalion, the "Brants", lined up in ...
  • Herons and Cobblestones: A History of Five Oaks and the Bethel Area of Brantford Township, County of Brant
        This 2003 book was created by the Grand River Heritage Mines Society in celebration of its tenth anniversary. It documents the history of the Five Oaks and Bethel areas of Brantford Township both before and after European settlement, including documentation of the area's numerous mines. One chapter is devoted to ...
      This 2003 book was created by the Grand River Heritage Mines Society ...
  • Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 1
        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 each. ...
      This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. ...
  • Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 4 (Part II)
        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 each. ...
      This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. ...
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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.