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  • Niles Weekly Register No.24 of Vol. VI, Whole No. 154- August 13, 1814
    Text       A weekly military newspaper. The front page discusses Brigade Orders at Chippawa July 10, 1814. Page 402: discusses a British Official account of the Battle of Chippawa, including those killed, wounded and missing as well as the names of officers killed and wounded. Page 403: from the Ontario Messenger which ...
    Text     A weekly military newspaper. The front page discusses Brigade Orders at Chippawa July 10, 1814. Page 402: discusses a British Official account of the Battle of Chippawa, including those killed, ...
  • Cannon Balls c. 1812-1814
    Object       Set of cannon balls that were unearthed in one of Niagara's battlefield sites.
    Object     Set of cannon balls that were unearthed in one of Niagara's battlefield sites.
  • Musket Action c. 1812- 1814
    Object       A musket action with “TOWER”, a crown and the Royal cipher “GR” engraved on one side.
    Object     A musket action with “TOWER”, a crown and the Royal cipher “GR” engraved on one side.
  • Steel Scabbard
    Object       A curved steel scabbard that is said to have been found on the Lundy's Lane Battlefield by W. W. Woodruff.
    Object     A curved steel scabbard that is said to have been found on the Lundy's Lane Battlefield by W. W. Woodruff.
  • 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”, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19th Light Dragoons Button c.1812-1815
    Object       This 19th Light Dragoons button has a raised fine line circle around a centered “19” with a crown on top. A squadron was stationed on the Niagara Frontier and took part in the capture of Black Rock and Buffalo. They also participated in the Battles of Chippawa and Lundy`s Lane ...
    Object     This 19th Light Dragoons button has a raised fine line circle around a centered “19” with a crown on top. A squadron was stationed on the Niagara Frontier and took ...
  • 89th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Irish Fusiliers Button c.1812-1815
    Objectcomment       This is the uniform button of the 89th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Irish Fusiliers. There is a raised “89” in the centre with a fine raised line around it that ends at the top where a dot is. This button is made of metal and measures 2 cm in ...
    Objectcomment     This is the uniform button of the 89th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Irish Fusiliers. There is a raised “89” in the centre with a fine raised line around it ...
  • 82nd Regiment of Foot, Prince of Wales Volunteers Button- C.1812-1814
    Object       This is an 82nd Regiment of Foot, Prince of Wales Volunteers button. There is a raised design of three feather-like plumes tied together with a scroll and “82” raised below. The button is made of metal, possibly pewter, and measures 1.5cm in diameter. This regiment arrived in Upper Canada on ...
    Object     This is an 82nd Regiment of Foot, Prince of Wales Volunteers button. There is a raised design of three feather-like plumes tied together with a scroll and “82” raised below. ...
  • Plain Gaiter Button c.1812-1814
    Object       Plain flat gaiter button that is made of metal and measures 1.2 cm in diameter.
    Object     Plain flat gaiter button that is made of metal and measures 1.2 cm in diameter.
  • 10th Royal Veteran Battalion Button
    Object       A button from the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion. In the center is a band of fine circular lines that surround the number “10” with “RV” below it. There is also a crown that tops the circle. This button which has had several pieces broken away is made of a metal, ...
    Object     A button from the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion. In the center is a band of fine circular lines that surround the number “10” with “RV” below it. There is also ...
  • Plain Gaiter Buttons c.1812-1814
    Object       Plain white metal gaiter buttons. These buttons are slightly stained and measure 1.1cm in diameter. They were also found along the Niagara frontier.
    Object     Plain white metal gaiter buttons. These buttons are slightly stained and measure 1.1cm in diameter. They were also found along the Niagara frontier.
  • British Army Overcoat Button c.1812-1814
    Object       These are overcoat buttons from the British army. The metal buttons have no markings and measure 2.3cm in diameter.
    Object     These are overcoat buttons from the British army. The metal buttons have no markings and measure 2.3cm in diameter.
  • Military Cockade c.1812-1814
    Object       This is a military cockade that is made up of black pleated material and measures 7 cm in diameter. It has six rows that gather in the center with a small brass button. It was placed on the side of a hat worn by James Thompson of Whirlpool farm in ...
    Object     This is a military cockade that is made up of black pleated material and measures 7 cm in diameter. It has six rows that gather in the center with a ...
  • Black Leather Sword Belt c. 1812-1814
    Object       This is a sword belt made of black leather with five large brass lion heads and four smaller lion heads on the buckles.
    Object     This is a sword belt made of black leather with five large brass lion heads and four smaller lion heads on the buckles.
  • 6th Regiment of Foot Cross Belt Plate- c.1812-1814
    Objectcomment       This is the cross belt plate of the 6th Regiment of Foot (1st Warwickshire). It is oval shaped with “1st. Warwickshire” engraved around the edge. In the centre is an antelope with one foreleg raised and a chain at the neck falling to the ground. Just below this is engraved ...
    Objectcomment     This is the cross belt plate of the 6th Regiment of Foot (1st Warwickshire). It is oval shaped with “1st. Warwickshire” engraved around the edge. In the centre is an ...
  • 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
    Object       This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and a crown on top. There is also a banner at the bottom. The belt plate measures 5.5cm x7cm and 2 ...
    Object     This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and ...
  • Glengarry Light Infantry Cross Belt Plate c.1812-1816
    Object       This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with “GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY” inscribed around it. The Glengarry Light Infantry participated at the following engagements: Salmon River, Ogdensburg, York, Fort George, Sackett’s Harbour, Oswego, Lundy’s ...
    Object     This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with “GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY” inscribed around ...
  • 66th Berkshire Regiment of Foot Button
    Object       The design is a raised “66” below a raised crown within a thin lined circle. Although this regiment was not in Niagara during the War of 1812-1814 this button was used by the regiment up until the 1830s.
    Object     The design is a raised “66” below a raised crown within a thin lined circle. Although this regiment was not in Niagara during the War of 1812-1814 this button was ...
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