49th Regiment of Foot, Button c.1802-1814


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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:
The button is made of metal, possibly pewter and measures 2 cm in diameter. The face of the button has the number “49” raised in the center.

The 49th Regiment of Foot came to Canada in 1803 and was the Regiment under the command of Isaac Brock previous to his appointment in 1810 as the Major General. The 49th was then led by Major General Sir Roger H. Sheaffe and later Brigadier-General John Vincent. The regiment participated in battles at Frenchman’s Creek and Salmon River, York, Fort George, Queenston Heights, Beaver Dam, Black Rock and Crysler’s Farm.
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Local identifier:
986.D.005.-001
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.00012 Longitude: -79.24958
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Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
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49th Regiment of Foot, Button c.1802-1814


The button is made of metal, possibly pewter and measures 2 cm in diameter. The face of the button has the number “49” raised in the center.

The 49th Regiment of Foot came to Canada in 1803 and was the Regiment under the command of Isaac Brock previous to his appointment in 1810 as the Major General. The 49th was then led by Major General Sir Roger H. Sheaffe and later Brigadier-General John Vincent. The regiment participated in battles at Frenchman’s Creek and Salmon River, York, Fort George, Queenston Heights, Beaver Dam, Black Rock and Crysler’s Farm.