1812 History
Cross Belt Plate- 49th Regiment of Foot
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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.
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Object
Description
This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the most well known of those who fought in the War of 1812. The 49th first came to Canada in 1803 and Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, Major-General Sir Roger H. Sheaffe and Brigadier-General John Vincent were its commanding officers. In 1812, the regiment engaged in battles at Frenchman’s Creek and Salmon River and in 1813, they participated in the battles at York, Fort George, Queenston Heights, Beaver Dams, Black Rock and Chrysler’s Farm.
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971.2
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Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
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Cross Belt Plate- 49th Regiment of Foot


This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the most well known of those who fought in the War of 1812. The 49th first came to Canada in 1803 and Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, Major-General Sir Roger H. Sheaffe and Brigadier-General John Vincent were its commanding officers. In 1812, the regiment engaged in battles at Frenchman’s Creek and Salmon River and in 1813, they participated in the battles at York, Fort George, Queenston Heights, Beaver Dams, Black Rock and Chrysler’s Farm.