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  • Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Bayonets- c.1812-1814
    Object       These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812-1814. The largest bayonet’s base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is 41.5cm long and 2.5 cm wide at the base tapering to a sword point. It was found at the corner ...
    Object     These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812-1814. The largest bayonet’s base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is ...
  • Canister Shot- c. 1800
    Object       A remnant of a canister shot. 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 ...
    Object     A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of ...
  • Powder Flask c. 1800
    Object       This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top is measured 5cm x 3.5 cm (at base) and 1.5 cm diameter at the tip. The flask is 15.5 cm ...
    Object     This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top ...
  • Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Cannon Balls
    Objectcomment       These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Musket Pieces- c. 1812
    Object       These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Sword- c. 1812
    Object       A sword believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. Inscriptions include “HADLEY” with three circles (near the handle) and “4” with a crown on the blade. The grip of the handle is made of wood but is worn down on one side. This item is on display ...
    Object     A sword believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. Inscriptions include “HADLEY” with three circles (near the handle) and “4” with a crown on the blade. The ...
  • Remnant of the Tip of a Bayonet Sheath
    Object       This is a remnant of the tip of a bayonet sheath which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     This is a remnant of the tip of a bayonet sheath which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Musket Ball Mold
    Object       Used to create bullets for muskets.
    Object     Used to create bullets for muskets.
  • Canister Grape Shot
    Object       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 ...
    Object     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 ...
  • Musket Ball Mold
    Object       This is a musket ball mold of a plier design. It was used to press a musket ball to the proper size calibre. The press end is hollow and rounded with a hole at one end for pouring in molten metal and the handle is curved.
    Object     This is a musket ball mold of a plier design. It was used to press a musket ball to the proper size calibre. The press end is hollow and rounded ...
  • Brown Bess Bayonet c.1812-1814
    Objectcomment       This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a Brown Bess musket. There is an inscription on the base of the stock that looks to be an underlined “A” with “33” below.
    Objectcomment     This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a Brown Bess musket. There is an inscription on the base of the stock that ...
  • Homemade Bayonet c.1812-1814
    Object       A homemade bayonet that was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. It is of the styling favored most by the militia units during the War of 1812. Its unique length and lack of a rear reinforcing ring confirms this weapon was not manufactured by an ...
    Object     A homemade bayonet that was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. It is of the styling favored most by the militia units during the War ...
  • British Bayonet c.1812-1814
    Object       This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. Unique markings include a crown with the inscriptions “40”, “WHEELER”, “O”, and a “V” on the front of the blade. On the socket there are also inscriptions which are “QLI” (underlined) ...
    Object     This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. Unique markings include a crown with the inscriptions “40”, “WHEELER”, “O”, ...
  • Brown Bess Bayonet
    Object       This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a Brown Bess musket. It is slightly bent at the tip and unique markings on the blade include: a crown with “31”, “I. Salter” and what looks to be a carved “I”. The bayonet blade is 42cm long ...
    Object     This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a Brown Bess musket. It is slightly bent at the tip and unique markings on the blade include: ...
  • British Bayonet Sheath
    Object       This is a black leather bayonet sheath that measures 37.5cm in length. There is also a frog clip that was used to mount it on a belt. Stamped into the sheath near the frog clip are the markings: “E”, an arrow, “D” and a crown just above. These markings tell ...
    Object     This is a black leather bayonet sheath that measures 37.5cm in length. There is also a frog clip that was used to mount it on a belt. Stamped into the ...
  • Muskets Balls
    Object       These musket balls were found at one of Niagara's battlefield sites. It appears, due to their deformation, that they have been fired from a musket.
    Object     These musket balls were found at one of Niagara's battlefield sites. It appears, due to their deformation, that they have been fired from a musket.
  • Musket Balls from Niagara Battlefield Sites
    Object       A collection of musket balls found at one of Niagara's battlefield sites. Sizes range from 1.8 to 1.5 to 1.2 cms.
    Object     A collection of musket balls found at one of Niagara's battlefield sites. Sizes range from 1.8 to 1.5 to 1.2 cms.
  • Scabbard
    Object       A scabbard with a gilt top was part of an infantry officer’s sheath, pattern 1796. It is black leather with gilt binding, frog clip and sash ring. The top gilt piece has become detached from the leather. It is engraved: Wand C. Prater, 6 Charing Crofs, London.
    Object     A scabbard with a gilt top was part of an infantry officer’s sheath, pattern 1796. It is black leather with gilt binding, frog clip and sash ring. The top gilt ...
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