Canister Grape Shot


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
These are remnants of a canister shot that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many casualties. Canister shots were used effectively by American troops. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
Date of Original:
c. 1800
Subject(s):
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.10012
    Latitude: 43.10012 Longitude: -79.06627
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Willoughby Historical Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Willoughby Historical Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Niagara Falls History Museum
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Canister Grape Shot
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Canister Grape Shot


These are remnants of a canister shot that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many casualties. Canister shots were used effectively by American troops. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.