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  • The Times Newspaper: September 28, 1814
    Text       The Times Newspaper from September 28, 1814 Pages 2 and 3 discuss reports from newspapers around the world, including those of the ongoing war.
    Text     The Times Newspaper from September 28, 1814 Pages 2 and 3 discuss reports from newspapers around the world, including those of the ongoing war.
  • Bootjack c.1812
    Object       A varnished wood bootjack that was discovered at the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield.
    Object     A varnished wood bootjack that was discovered at the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield.
  • 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot Button
    Object       This button was initially identified as belonging to the 65th Regiment of Foot is believed to be from the War of 1812 period.
    Object     This button was initially identified as belonging to the 65th Regiment of Foot is believed to be from the War of 1812 period.
  • West India Regiment Button
    Object       An infantry unit that was recruited from the British Colonies of the Caribbean around 1795. It is believed this regiment was made up of freed North American and Caribbean slaves. During the War of 1812, the West India Regiment participated in the Battle of New Orleans.
    Object     An infantry unit that was recruited from the British Colonies of the Caribbean around 1795. It is believed this regiment was made up of freed North American and Caribbean slaves. ...
  • 41st Regiment of Foot Buttons- c. 1812
    Object       These are buttons from the 41st Regiment of Foot that served in the Canada during the War of 1812. The design is a “41” raised in the center of an eight point star.
    Object     These are buttons from the 41st Regiment of Foot that served in the Canada during the War of 1812. The design is a “41” raised in the center of an ...
  • Lord Wellington and Brittania Coin 1814
    Objectcomment       This copper coin is inscribed “Wellington” with a profile of Lord Wellington on one side. The reverse side has a laurel wreath with Britannia seated. It is a Wellington half penny, dated 1814 and is 2 cm in diameter. It was found in the Niagara-on-the-Lake/Queenston area.
    Objectcomment     This copper coin is inscribed “Wellington” with a profile of Lord Wellington on one side. The reverse side has a laurel wreath with Britannia seated. It is a Wellington half ...
  • Ships, Colonies and Commerce Token
    Objectcomment       This is a copper token coin that has Ships, Colonies and Commerce written on one side and three masted schooners facing left on the other with a beaded rim. The coin measures 2.5 cm in diameter
    Objectcomment     This is a copper token coin that has Ships, Colonies and Commerce written on one side and three masted schooners facing left on the other with a beaded rim. The ...
  • Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry Button
    Object       It is believed that this is a Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry button from the 1812 period. Enlistment for the Fencibles started in 1805 in both Upper and Lower Canada. By the War of 1812 they were approximately 600 strong. During the war various detachments saw action at Crysler’s Farm, ...
    Object     It is believed that this is a Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry button from the 1812 period. Enlistment for the Fencibles started in 1805 in both Upper and Lower Canada. ...
  • 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot Button
    Object       The button is believed to be made of pewter and has a raised “WILTSHIRE” on the face along with a crown in the centre. The diameter is 2.2cm. The 1st Battalion of the 62nd Regiment arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1814 and fought against the Americans in Lower Canada ...
    Object     The button is believed to be made of pewter and has a raised “WILTSHIRE” on the face along with a crown in the centre. The diameter is 2.2cm. The 1st ...
  • Royal Sappers and Miners Button
    Objectcomment       A Royal Sappers and Miners button believed to be from the War of 1812 era. There was no overall commanding officer but there was a battalion from July 1812 to February 1815. It is believed that they at the following locations: Oswego Fort Erie Bladensburg Washington Godley Wood Plattsburg New ...
    Objectcomment     A Royal Sappers and Miners button believed to be from the War of 1812 era. There was no overall commanding officer but there was a battalion from July 1812 to ...
  • Plain Button with Stand(D) Gold Col(R) Inscription
    Object       A plain button, believed to be from the 1812 era, that has “Stand(D) Gold Col(R)” inscribed on the reverse.
    Object     A plain button, believed to be from the 1812 era, that has “Stand(D) Gold Col(R)” inscribed on the reverse.
  • Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons
    Object       Buttons have 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. There were four companies of the Royal Artillery in Canada during ...
    Object     Buttons have 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 ...
  • United States Regiment of Riflemen
    Object       Button has letters R.R intertwined with no shank on the reverse. Diameter is 1.5 cm.
    Object     Button has letters R.R intertwined with no shank on the reverse. Diameter is 1.5 cm.
  • 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot Buttons
    Object       A British infantry regiment that was raised in 1751 and amalgamated with the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, to form the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1881. It is believed that this regiment participated in the Battle of New Orleans (December 1814- January 1815) during the War of 1812.
    Object     A British infantry regiment that was raised in 1751 and amalgamated with the 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, to form the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1881. It is ...
  • United States of America Military Button
    Object       United States of America Infantry button made of white metal with an eagle on a branch and “US” in an oval below. The shank is bent on the reverse. The button diameter is 1 cm.
    Object     United States of America Infantry button made of white metal with an eagle on a branch and “US” in an oval below. The shank is bent on the reverse. The ...
  • 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) Button
    Object       The 88th (Connaught Rangers) disembarked at Quebec on the 3rd August 1814, having sailed from France. They were at Plattsburg: stationed on the banks of the Richelieu. They served eleven months, during which not one man deserted. They returned to Spithead 10th June, 1815. With the 3rd Battalion - 27th, ...
    Object     The 88th (Connaught Rangers) disembarked at Quebec on the 3rd August 1814, having sailed from France. They were at Plattsburg: stationed on the banks of the Richelieu. They served eleven ...
  • Light Infantry Button
    Object       A light infantry button that measures 1.5cm in diameter and has laurel leaves around the outside edge. It was found in the Niagara-on-the-lake/Queenston area.
    Object     A light infantry button that measures 1.5cm in diameter and has laurel leaves around the outside edge. It was found in the Niagara-on-the-lake/Queenston area.
  • Domestic Button c. 1800
    Object       This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face includes curved lines from the center that reaches the edge with a leaf or star. On the back there is also an inscription that looks like “STANDARD* 18”.
    Object     This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face includes curved lines from the center that reaches the ...
  • Domestic Button c. 1800
    Object       This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face is a circle with circles periodically around the outside and lined triangles in the center.
    Object     This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face is a circle with circles periodically around the outside ...
  • Domestic Button c. 1812
    Object       This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face is a thin line star with ornate markings around the edges.
    Object     This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face is a thin line star with ornate markings around ...
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