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  • The Annual Volunteer and Service Militia List of Canada, 1st March 1867
        This book contains a list of the militia for Canada in 1867. Of note, it was published in March 1867, prior to Confederation, and thus discusses the Province of Canada rather than Canada as a country. Entries for Brant can be found on page 13 (Brigade Major); 53 (38th Brant ...
      This book contains a list of the militia for Canada in 1867. ...
  • Handbook of Battalion Drill for Militiamen, 1885
        This tiny handbook, which measures 2.75" by 4.1", provides comprehensive training instructions for battalion members. This book is of the type that was widely used by Canadian militiamen for training during the 19th century. It provides both descriptions of procedures and diagrams providing a visual indication of what formations should ...
      This tiny handbook, which measures 2.75" by 4.1", provides comprehensive training instructions ...
  • A System of Drill for the Militia of Upper Canada, By Command of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, 1830
        This 1830 book outlines the drill instructions approved for the militia of Upper Canada in that year. It also includes the text of the 1808 act of parliament pertaining to militia training. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection.
      This 1830 book outlines the drill instructions approved for the militia of ...
  • Statutory Provisions, Regulations and Orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, 1887
        This pocket handbook contains the legal regulations and orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada, as approved in the year 1887. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection.
      This pocket handbook contains the legal regulations and orders for the Militia ...
  • Certificate Gazetting Captain Henry Moyle, Captain of 2nd Brant Battalion, 1857
        This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the 2nd Brant Battalion of the Sedentary Militia of Upper Canada on November 27, 1856. 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 ...
      This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the 2nd ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Field Exercise, Evolutions of Infantry, Rifle Exercises and Musketry Instruction, 1870, Pocket Edition, By Authority
        This pocket edition handbook contains a set of instructions for the training of infantry. It was published in 1871, from instructions officially approved in 1870. The first part of the book contains the field exercise; it also contains an appendix of several hundred pages containing rifle exercises and musketry instruction. ...
      This pocket edition handbook contains a set of instructions for the training ...
  • Manual of Garrison Artillery, Vol. 1, 1887
        This 1887 handbook provides training for garrison artillery. It was provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection.
      This 1887 handbook provides training for garrison artillery. It was provided by ...
  • 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 ...
  • Battle and Field Exercises and Rifle Practice Instruction for Her Majesty's Fleet, 1888
        This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's Fleet. At the time this book was published, Canada did not yet have its own Navy and Canadian sailors and marines participated in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. This book was provided by Richard Shaver from ...
      This 1888 handbook provides comprehensive instructions for rifle training in Her Majesty's ...
  • The Indian Department and Six Nations Martial Tradition
        The Indian Department and Six Nations Martial Tradition The historian Robert Muir summarised well the beginning of a military presence in the Brant County area when he wrote, "The military history of Brant County may be said to have commenced in the year 1784 when Thayendanega, (Joseph Brant), the great ...
      The Indian Department and Six Nations Martial Tradition The historian Robert Muir ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Early Political and Military History of Burford
        Considered one of the most authoritative works on the history of Burford, Muir's work is still referred to by historians of the County of Brant.
      Considered one of the most authoritative works on the history of Burford, ...
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