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  • Military Trench Shovel c. 1812-1814
    Military Trench Shovel c. 1812-1814
    object       This is a military trench shovel that is made of one piece of forged steel. The shovel is 43.2 cm in length. It is believed that the British used this shovel during the War of 1812-1814.
    object     This is a military trench shovel that is made of one piece of forged steel. The shovel is 43.2 cm in length. It is believed that the British used this ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Telescope from the Original Brock's Monument
    Telescope from the Original Brock's Monument
    object       This is an incomplete telescope that was said to have been used in the gallery at the top of the original Brock's monument which was blown up by Benjamin Lett in 1840. The telescope is 43 cm long and is made of brass. Markings include an inscription in script that ...
    object     This is an incomplete telescope that was said to have been used in the gallery at the top of the original Brock's monument which was blown up by Benjamin Lett ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Coatee Belonging to James Thompson
    Military Coatee Belonging to James Thompson
    object  c.1812     This red wool military coatee is double breasted with blue lapels, a stand up collar and cuffs. There is gold lace trim around the collar as well as along the upper edge of the cuffs. The jacket has tails which extend down over the rear with pleats and a false ...
    object  c.1812   This red wool military coatee is double breasted with blue lapels, a stand up collar and cuffs. There is gold lace trim around the collar as well as along the ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Glengarry Light Infantry Cross Belt Plate c.1812-1816
    Glengarry Light Infantry Cross Belt Plate c.1812-1816
    object       This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with "GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY" inscribed around it.The Glengarry Light Infantry participated at the following engagements: Salmon River, Ogdensburg, York, Fort George, Sackett's Harbour, Oswego, Lundy's Lane, ...
    object     This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with "GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY" inscribed around ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
    1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
    object       This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and a crown on top. There is also a banner at the bottom. The belt plate measures 5.5cm x7cm and 2 ...
    object     This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Cuff Link c. 1812-1814
    Military Cuff Link c. 1812-1814
    object       This is a military cuff link measuring 1.6cm in diameter. There are two buttons joined together with an oval ring with no markings. A piece has also broken away from one of the buttons.
    object     This is a military cuff link measuring 1.6cm in diameter. There are two buttons joined together with an oval ring with no markings. A piece has also broken away from ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Belt Hook and Eye c.1812-1814
    Military Belt Hook and Eye c.1812-1814
    object       A military belt hook and eye that is made of metal and measures 4.2 cm long. It is shaped like "J" with a knob on top.
    object     A military belt hook and eye that is made of metal and measures 4.2 cm long. It is shaped like "J" with a knob on top.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Black Leather Sword Belt c. 1812-1814
    Black Leather Sword Belt c. 1812-1814
    object       This is a sword belt made of black leather with five large brass lion heads and four smaller lion heads on the buckles.
    object     This is a sword belt made of black leather with five large brass lion heads and four smaller lion heads on the buckles.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Cockade c.1812-1814
    Military Cockade c.1812-1814
    object       This is a military cockade that is made up of black pleated material and measures 7 cm in diameter. It has six rows that gather in the center with a small brass button. It was placed on the side of a hat worn by James Thompson of Whirlpool farm in ...
    object     This is a military cockade that is made up of black pleated material and measures 7 cm in diameter. It has six rows that gather in the center with a ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • British Army Overcoat Button c.1812-1814
    British Army Overcoat Button c.1812-1814
    object       These are overcoat buttons from the British army. The metal buttons have no markings and measure 2.3cm in diameter.
    object     These are overcoat buttons from the British army. The metal buttons have no markings and measure 2.3cm in diameter.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Plain Gaiter Buttons c.1812-1814
    Plain Gaiter Buttons c.1812-1814
    object       Plain white metal gaiter buttons. These buttons are slightly stained and measure 1.1cm in diameter. They were also found along the Niagara frontier.
    object     Plain white metal gaiter buttons. These buttons are slightly stained and measure 1.1cm in diameter. They were also found along the Niagara frontier.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • 10th Royal Veteran Battalion Button
    10th Royal Veteran Battalion Button
    object       A button from the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion. In the center is a band of fine circular lines that surround the number "10" with "RV" below it. There is also a crown that tops the circle. This button which has had several pieces broken away is made of a metal, ...
    object     A button from the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion. In the center is a band of fine circular lines that surround the number "10" with "RV" below it. There is also ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Plain Gaiter Button c.1812-1814
    Plain Gaiter Button c.1812-1814
    object       Plain flat gaiter button that is made of metal and measures 1.2 cm in diameter.
    object     Plain flat gaiter button that is made of metal and measures 1.2 cm in diameter.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Regiment de Watteville Button c.1812-1814
    Regiment de Watteville Button c.1812-1814
    object       This is a Regiment de Watteville button. There is a crown on top with what appears to be the GR cipher and the name of the regiment around the outside edge. The button is metal, possibly pewter, and measures 1.5 cm in diameter.This was a regiment of Swiss mercenaries in ...
    object     This is a Regiment de Watteville button. There is a crown on top with what appears to be the GR cipher and the name of the regiment around the outside ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • 82nd Regiment of Foot, Prince of Wales Volunteers Button- C.1812-1814
    82nd Regiment of Foot, Prince of Wales Volunteers Button- C.1812-1814
    object       This is an 82nd Regiment of Foot, Prince of Wales Volunteers button. There is a raised design of three feather-like plumes tied together with a scroll and "82" raised below. The button is made of metal, possibly pewter, and measures 1.5cm in diameter.This regiment arrived in Upper Canada on August ...
    object     This is an 82nd Regiment of Foot, Prince of Wales Volunteers button. There is a raised design of three feather-like plumes tied together with a scroll and "82" raised below. ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons c.1724-1907
    Royal Regiment of Artillery Buttons c.1724-1907
    object       The uniform button of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. There are three raised cannons in a vertical row and three raised balls across the top that are set in a shield. The button is believed to be made of brass and measures 1.7 cm in diameter.There were four companies of ...
    object     The uniform button of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. There are three raised cannons in a vertical row and three raised balls across the top that are set in a ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • 100th Regiment of Foot, Prince Regent of Dublin County Uniform Button c.1805-1818
    100th Regiment of Foot, Prince Regent of Dublin County Uniform Button c.1805-1818
    object       The button design has three feather-like plumes bent near the top with a scroll and "100" just below.The regiment was raised in 1805 and was composed mostly of Irish soldiers. On October 21st, 1805, while traveling to Quebec, in Lower Canada, a wing (11 officers and 260 N.C.O. and men) ...
    object     The button design has three feather-like plumes bent near the top with a scroll and "100" just below.The regiment was raised in 1805 and was composed mostly of Irish soldiers. ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • 19th Light Dragoons Button c.1812-1815
    19th Light Dragoons Button c.1812-1815
    object       This 19th Light Dragoons button has a raised fine line circle around a centered "19" with a crown on top.A squadron was stationed on the Niagara Frontier and took part in the capture of Black Rock and Buffalo. They also participated in the Battles of Chippawa and Lundy`s Lane as ...
    object     This 19th Light Dragoons button has a raised fine line circle around a centered "19" with a crown on top.A squadron was stationed on the Niagara Frontier and took part ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Cannon Ball Fragments
    Cannon Ball Fragments
    object       These are a group of cannon ball fragments. The cannon balls look to have been hollow inside.
    object     These are a group of cannon ball fragments. The cannon balls look to have been hollow inside.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Homemade Bayonet c.1812-1814
    Homemade Bayonet c.1812-1814
    object       A homemade bayonet that was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. It is of the styling favored most by the militia units during the War of 1812. Its unique length and lack of a rear reinforcing ring confirms this weapon was not manufactured by an ...
    object     A homemade bayonet that was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. It is of the styling favored most by the militia units during the War ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
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