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  • Subject: Military - 1812
  • History of the late war, between Great Britain and the United States of America
        Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book was authored by David Thompson, late of the Royal Scots and printed by Thomas Sewell of Niagara. Sewell's printery was on the Market Square but he also owned property on Platoff Street. The full title of the book is ...
      Written 15 years after the War of 1812's conclusion, this book was ...
  • Portrait of Jacob Brown- 1862
        This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the bottom it states “From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers Johnson Fry & Co., Publishers. New York. Entered according to an Act of Congress AD 1862 by Johnson Fry & Co. in the ...
      This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the ...
  • R. Lawson letter, September 17, 1812.
        A letter from R. Lawson dated at Chatham, September 7, 1812, regarding movement of the 9th infantry. The letter is signed R. Lawson M Genl [Major General].
      A letter from R. Lawson dated at Chatham, September 7, 1812, regarding ...
  • Letter from J.E.A. Masters to Josiah Masters, November 11, 1812
        A War of 1812 letter written to Josiah Masters, Shaghticoke, New York, from his nephew J.E.A. Masters, dated November 11, 1812. The letter refers to an impending invasion of Canada at Montreal.
      A War of 1812 letter written to Josiah Masters, Shaghticoke, New York, ...
  • Additional Return for Ordnance Stores for the Use of Capt. Thos. Biddle's Compy Corps of Artillery, June 24, 1814.
        A return for ordnance stores for Captain Thos. Biddle's company corps of artillery during the War of 1812. The document is dated June 24, 1814 at the Artillery Encampment, Buffalo, and is signed by James Hall, Lieut. & Conductor of Ord., and J. Hindman, Major Coms. Arty. Some of the ...
      A return for ordnance stores for Captain Thos. Biddle's company corps of ...
  • Documents and facts, relative to military events, during the late war
        Boyd's justification of his conduct and complaints about being dropped from the Army list. Inscribed on page [1]: N. Emery, Esq.
      Boyd's justification of his conduct and complaints about being dropped from the ...
  • Fifth series of historical documents : [All relating to the War of 1812].
        Published under the auspices of "The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec". Printed by the "Morning Chronicle" Office in Quebec.
      Published under the auspices of "The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec". ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Moore's company- July 25 to August 24, 1812
        A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon Moore's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. Names included on the Muster Roll: Acor, Adam Adair, John Awry, ...
      A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon ...
  • Powder flask
        A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the face is the same on both sides: Trees, a hunter and a dog. For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: ...
      A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There ...
  • Powder flask & stopper
        A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. ...
      A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have ...
  • Men's Names on Command- July 24th, 1814.
        A list of names and location of personnel, dated July 24th, 1814. The following is what has been previously transcribed from the list. York [Sergt. Somerville] Fr. Blanchett Wm. Davis Frs.] Myett Rob. Morse Jo. Petters [Phea. Whright] Cedar Island Corp. Ghather Peter Connors [Cattirockwary] Tho. Cooper Tho. Dougherty Tho. ...
      A list of names and location of personnel, dated July 24th, 1814. ...
  • Report of Captain Bradley's Company- March 28, 1814
        This document, dated March 28, 1814, is a report of Captain Bradley's Company. It is currently unknown which Regiment this belongs to.
      This document, dated March 28, 1814, is a report of Captain Bradley's ...
  • "Plan of Part of the Niagara Frontier Showing the Communications from Thence to the 15 Mile Creek July 1814"
        This photograph of a plan is titled “Plan of Part of the Niagara Frontier Showing the Communications from Thence to the 15 Mile Creek July 1814”. It was obtained by the Museum from the “National Archives of Canada, Cartographic and Architectural Archives Division” with the call number NMC-21586. It shows ...
      This photograph of a plan is titled “Plan of Part of the ...
  • Letter from Alex MacDonnell to Lieutenant Donald McDougal- August 1814
        A letter dated August 1814, from Alex MacDonnell to Lieutenant Donald McDougal concerning his request for a transfer. He also asked about the status of McDougal's wounds and whether he would be ready for active service again soon.
      A letter dated August 1814, from Alex MacDonnell to Lieutenant Donald McDougal ...
  • Letter from Amos Lee in Queenston to Captain Benjamin Carryl in New York: Prisoner at Gilbert Fields House- January 9, 1814,
        A letter dated January 9, 1814, from Amos Lee in Queenston to Captain Benjamin Carryl in Williamsville, New York. Lee was an American prisoner in Queenston at the house of Gilbert Fields, a local farmer and former Butler's Ranger. During the war, this house was also used as a barracks ...
      A letter dated January 9, 1814, from Amos Lee in Queenston to ...
  • 18th Century Military Officer's Sash
        This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
      This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on ...
  • British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
        This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with a “GR” cipher surrounded by a Garter containing the motto of the Royal family. The motto is “Honi soit qui ...
      This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that ...
  • Metal Fragments of a Belgique Shako
        These are the pieces of metal that are believed to be the remnants of three different Belgique shakos. The photo shows two shako outlines and 9 of the pieces are adhered to the paper in their proper places. One piece is adhered above the two sketches as well. One shako ...
      These are the pieces of metal that are believed to be the ...
  • Cross Belt Plate
        This is a plate that would have been attached to a soldier’s cross belt. It is oval shaped with a rough upper surface. There are no clear markings on the inscribed. The reverse side has two knob-like buttons and a hook attached.
      This is a plate that would have been attached to a soldier’s ...
  • Strong Box Key- c. 1800
        This hand-forged key was likely used for entry into a strong box or a large door. It features a rounded shaft. Strong boxes are military issued boxes that are very large and heavy and are constructed to hold important documents and money.
      This hand-forged key was likely used for entry into a strong box ...
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