Regiment De Watteville Cross Belt Plate
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- This rectangular brass cross belt plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher)
This was a regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the British Service. Commanding officers included Abraham-Louis-Charles de Watteville (May-September 1813), Carl Vicktor Fischer (October 1813-December 1814), Gabriel Rudolph May (January-February 1815). The regiment was stationed in Upper Canada during the War of 1812-1814 and helped in the defense of Fort Erie in August 1814, which was later burned down by Americans.
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- Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
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