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British Long Land Musket 
Object  1793-1815  This type of musket was produced by the British government from circa 1793-1815 and would have been used during the War of 1812. A long gun, 54 1/2 inches from stock to butt. The stock and butt of the gun are carved from walnut. The long barrel is metal and runs 39 inches long. There is a...
Double Cruise Lamp 
Object  17th century - 19th century  This Phoebe lamp is one of the earliest types of lamps that had been used in the colonies during the 17th century to early 19th century. The lamp consists of two small iron bowls with spouts, one hanging above the other. The bowls are attached and hung by an iron rod with a hook on the end. ...
Powder Flask 
Object  circa 1812  A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. The horn has a smooth, shiny surface and ranges in colour from yellow-green to dark green. The measuring spout on top is made...
Socket Bayonet 
Object  circa 1730-1815  This Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. This type of bayonet was used during the War of 1812. With a 17 inch blade and flat top, the bayonet gradually narrows to a point to form a triangular shape. The socket of the bayonet is a 3 inch hollow...
Flintlock Pistol 
Object  circa early 19th century  This type of Flintlock Pistol was used during the War of 1812. The pistol is 6 3/4 inches from the stock to the end of the barrel. The barrel itself is metal and is 2 3/4 inch long with a 1/2 inch diameter. The pistol has a wooden handle, trigger and cock section. The trigger remains hidden...
Object  18th century-19th century  A cannonball of this type would have been used during the War of 1812. This brown, iron cannonball is 16 inches in circumference and approximately 5 inches in diameter. The surface is of the cannonball is pitted. There is a band that goes around the entire circumference of the cannonball with...
Waterloo Medal 
Object  1815  This was the first group of medals issued by the British Government to all soldiers present at a battle, even to those who were below the rank of Officer. In the past only the commanding General was awarded medals. It was issued in 1815 for the Battle of Waterloo. This medal was issued to...
Military General Service Medal 
Object  1793-1848  The Military General Service Medal was not authorized until 1847, 34 years after the last battle it commemorates due to the objections of Wellington. Queen Victoria is depicted on the reverse of the medal, eventhough she was only a girl at the time of the fighting. In order for soldiers to be...
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 
Object  1830-1837  The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was issued by the British Government. The medal was instituted in 1830 and was awarded to soldiers for exemplary conduct for 21 years service in the infantry and 24 years in the cavalry. This medal was issued to Sergeant Angus Cooke, who lived in...
Object  18th century-19th century  This type of cannon ball was used during the War of 1812. This round, black ball of iron has a pitted surface and is 14 1/2 inches in circumference and 5 inches in diameter. There is a 4 mm wide and a 10.5 cm long gouge in the surface of the cannonball. This type of cannon ball is considered an...
ObjectComments:  circa 1812  This type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery during the War of 1812. A round black ball of iron with a pitted surface, this grapeshot has a circumference of 4 1/8 inches. Grapeshot was made up of canvas bags that held a large number of iron balls similar to a shot gun...
Object  circa 1812  This is an example of ammunition used in artillery during the War of 1812. Commonly termed a grapeshot, this round grayish ball of lead has a circumference of 3 3/4 inches. The surface is not smooth and ranges in color from gray, brown to rust. Grapeshot was made up of canvas bags that held a...
Musket ball 
Object  circa 1812  This type ammunition was used in a musket during the War of 1812. A small round silver ball of lead, this musket ball is 2 1/8 inches in circumference. The surface is shiny and smooth with a visible cast mark is on the surface. The bottom of the musket ball has a small circular base of 1/4 inch...
Musketball Mould 
Object    A musketball mould of the type made and used pre-1830. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a mini-pan with semi-spherical moulds inside. When the two handles are brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening to the...
Musketball Mould 
Object  pre 1830  This type of musketball mould was made pre-1830 or earlier and would have been used during that time. An iron, plier-like tool with two handles. At the end of each handle is a semi-spherical mould. When brought together the moulds create a complete sphere, except for a small circular opening...
Object  18th-19th century  A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries. Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in...
Copper Pot 
Object  early 19th century  Copper kettle used during the early 19th century. The kettle is from George Macnoe's estate and was previously owned by a relative in New York who died around the time of the War of 1812. The copper pot has a removable lid with a handle in the center of the lid and a moveable handle that arches...
Bible circa 1812-1825 
Text  1812  This Bible belonged to the Stewart Family, which included the following family members: Margaret Stewart, Agnes Jane Stewart in 1824, and Thomas A. Stewart, who was the First Mate on the schooner, the 'Antelope'. The Bible is small and rectangular. The cover is leather with a leather closing...
The Battle of Queenston Heights, Edited by John Symons 
Text  1859, p. 39  Black, hardcovered book with 39 pages, which include illustrations and maps. The Battle of Queenston Heights: Being a narrative of the opening of the War of 1812, with notices of the life of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., and description of the monument erected to his memory.
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1812 History

The 1812 History Project is an effort to make records and artefacts from the War of 1812 era accessible via the Internet. The history of the War of 1812 is far reaching. There is much to learn and share. More information can be found at www.1812history.com.