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  • Letter from the Adjutant General's Office in York. March 10th, 1820
        This letter discusses an Order in Council put out in January of the same year concerning the First Flank Company. It discusses those that served in June to December of 1812 and those who joined afterward. It is addressed to Col. Clark of the 2nd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia
      This letter discusses an Order in Council put out in January of ...
  • Uniform Coat Belonging to Colonel Aeneas Shaw of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- c.1810-1820
        This uniform coat belonged to Colonel Aeneas Shaw of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812. It is believed to be a staff officer uniform and has five pairs of buttons down the front with the “GR” cipher of the British Militia. This wool coat ...
      This uniform coat belonged to Colonel Aeneas Shaw of the 1st Regiment ...
  • Cavalry Sword- c.1812
        This cavalry sword with a wooden handle is measured at 13 ¾ inches long. It was said to have been recovered from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
      This cavalry sword with a wooden handle is measured at 13 ¾ ...
  • Powder Flask
        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 ...
      A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. ...
  • Socket Bayonet
        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 ...
      This Land/India Pattern bayonet was produced by the British Government ca. 1730-1815. ...
  • 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 ...
  • British Long Land Musket
        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 ...
      This type of musket was produced by the British government from circa ...
  • 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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