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  • Musket Action Piece
        This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
      This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one ...
  • Bayonets- c.1812-1814
        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 ...
      These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of ...
  • Canister Shot- c. 1800
        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 ...
      A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred ...
  • Powder Flask c. 1800
        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 ...
      This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves ...
  • Musket Action Piece
        This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
      This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one ...
  • Cannon Balls
        These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
      These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Musket Pieces- c. 1812
        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.
      These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at ...
  • Sword- c. 1812
        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 ...
      A sword believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. ...
  • Remnant of the Tip of a Bayonet Sheath
        This is a remnant of the tip of a bayonet sheath which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
      This is a remnant of the tip of a bayonet sheath which ...
  • Musket Ball Mold
        Used to create bullets for muskets.
      Used to create bullets for muskets.
  • 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 ...
      These are remnants of a canister shot that is believed to be ...
  • Musket Ball Mold
        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.
      This is a musket ball mold of a plier design. It was ...
  • Brown Bess Bayonet c.1812-1814
        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.
      This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on ...
  • Homemade Bayonet c.1812-1814
        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 ...
      A homemade bayonet that was designed to fit on the muzzle of ...
  • British Bayonet c.1812-1814
        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) ...
      This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on ...
  • Brown Bess Bayonet
        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 ...
      This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of ...
  • British Bayonet Sheath
        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 ...
      This is a black leather bayonet sheath that measures 37.5cm in length. ...
  • Muskets Balls
        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.
      These musket balls were found at one of Niagara's battlefield sites. It ...
  • Musket Balls from Niagara Battlefield Sites
        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.
      A collection of musket balls found at one of Niagara's battlefield sites. ...
  • Scabbard
        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.
      A scabbard with a gilt top was part of an infantry officer’s ...
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