Cannonball


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
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 striations marking the surface. The cannonball is perfectly round and weighs 19.4 pounds.

This cannonball is considered to be an "18 pounder", however, we have not been able to determine the type of artillery it would have been used with.
Date of Original:
18th century-19th century
Dimensions:
Width: 12.7 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1979.14.1
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1547295445131 Longitude: -79.1940879821777
Donor:
Purchased from Brian Rudy
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact:
St. Catharines Museum
Email:
WWW address:
Agency street/mail address:
1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880
Cannonball
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