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  • Bayonet Sheath c. 1800
    Object       A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
  • 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 ...
  • Flint
    Object       This is a piece of flint that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. It would have been used to light a flintlock musket when firing at the enemy.
    Object     This is a piece of flint that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. It would have been used to light a flintlock musket when firing at the enemy.
  • 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.
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