Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons


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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:
Button has three raised cannon balls in a horizontal row across the top and three raised cannons in a vertical row that are set in a shield. It is believed that this button is from the War of 1812.
Diameters are 1.7 cm and 1.4 cm.

There were four companies of the Royal Artillery in Canada during the outbreak of the War of 1812-1814 that were commanded by Major-General George Glasgow. The regiment’s motto was “Ubique”, which means “everywhere” in Latin. This was fitting as the regiment participated at Detroit, under Lieut. F. Troughton, Queenston, under Capt. W. Holcroft, at Fort Erie, under Lieut. C. King, at Frenchtown, under Lt. Troughton, at Fort George, under Major W. Holcroft, at Black Rock, under Lieut. R.S. Armstrong, at Chrystler’s Farm under Capt. H.G. Jackson, at Fort Niagara, under Capt. Cyprian Bridge, at Fort Oswego, under Capt. Edwin Cruttenden, at Lundy’s Lane, under Capt. Jas. MacKonochie, and at Fort Erie, 1814, under Major Phillott, and Salmon River. They were also involved in the capture of Fort Niagara and the subsequent campaign.
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Local identifier:
961.D.24.7
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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Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons


Button has three raised cannon balls in a horizontal row across the top and three raised cannons in a vertical row that are set in a shield. It is believed that this button is from the War of 1812.
Diameters are 1.7 cm and 1.4 cm.

There were four companies of the Royal Artillery in Canada during the outbreak of the War of 1812-1814 that were commanded by Major-General George Glasgow. The regiment’s motto was “Ubique”, which means “everywhere” in Latin. This was fitting as the regiment participated at Detroit, under Lieut. F. Troughton, Queenston, under Capt. W. Holcroft, at Fort Erie, under Lieut. C. King, at Frenchtown, under Lt. Troughton, at Fort George, under Major W. Holcroft, at Black Rock, under Lieut. R.S. Armstrong, at Chrystler’s Farm under Capt. H.G. Jackson, at Fort Niagara, under Capt. Cyprian Bridge, at Fort Oswego, under Capt. Edwin Cruttenden, at Lundy’s Lane, under Capt. Jas. MacKonochie, and at Fort Erie, 1814, under Major Phillott, and Salmon River. They were also involved in the capture of Fort Niagara and the subsequent campaign.