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  • Cannonball- C. 1812
        Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or secreted to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This was ...
      Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near ...
  • Cannonballs- C. 1812
        Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere in the city. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or ...
      Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on ...
  • Musket Balls- c. 1812
        These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of 1812 many military stores and munitions were secreted or buried in haste to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This would most ...
      These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home ...
  • Cannonball- Engagement at Forty Mile Creek
        A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
      A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the ...
  • Cannonballs- C.1812
        This set of four cannonballs were found at Gravelly Bay in Port Colborne. It is believed that the cannonballs were found here because of their proximity to Zavitz Mill. During the war, the mill would most likely have been protected with one or more cannons against possible marine attacks or ...
      This set of four cannonballs were found at Gravelly Bay in Port ...
  • Cannonball- C.1800
        A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
      A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
  • War of 1812 Ammunition Chest
        This is an ammunition chest made of wood, canvas and iron, and measures 272.5 x 56.3 x 52.5 CM. It has a curved lid covered with canvas with iron strapping, and angled iron on the four corners with iron rings attached. There are four sections inside and it has two ...
      This is an ammunition chest made of wood, canvas and iron, and ...
  • Musketball Mould
        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 ...
      This type of musketball mould was made pre-1830 or earlier and would ...
  • Grapeshot
        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 ...
      This is an example of ammunition used in artillery during the War ...
  • Grapeshot
        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 ...
      This type of ammunition, known as a grapeshot, was used in artillery ...
  • Musket ball
        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 ...
      This type ammunition was used in a musket during the War of ...
  • Cannonball
        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 ...
      This type of cannon ball was used during the War of 1812. ...
  • Cannonball
        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 ...
      A cannonball of this type would have been used during the War ...
  • Musketball Mould
        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 ...
      A musketball mould of the type made and used pre-1830. An iron, ...
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