Cross Belt Plate- Royal Newfoundland Regiment
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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- This is an oblong, convex brass plate for a soldier’s cross belt from 1803-1812. It is stamped with the cipher “GR” and “Royal Newfoundland Regiment”. This regiment served in Niagara during the War of 1812 and were present for the attack on Fort George in May 1813. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment was raised in 1803 ; received title "Royal" in 1806. Employed as marines on Lakes Erie and Ontario. Served at Detroit; Fort Erie, 28 Nov., 12, and 17 Mar., 13 ; Frenchtown, Ogdensburg, York, Miami, Sackett's Harbour, Fort George, Lake Erie (Put-in-Bay) ; attack on Mackinac, 4th Aug., 1814.
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Latitude: 43.25012 Longitude: -79.06627
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