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  • Miniature Portrait of Captain John Brock
    Miniature Portrait of Captain John Brock
    ObjectImage       A miniature portrait of Captain John Brock, 81st Regiment of Foot. There is an inscription on parchment attached to the reverse which reads “Major Gen. Sir Isaac Brock Lieut. Govenor of Upper Canada Fell at Queenston Heights on 13th Oct 1812” “The Hero of Canada”. Above this inscription is a ...
    ObjectImage     A miniature portrait of Captain John Brock, 81st Regiment of Foot. There is an inscription on parchment attached to the reverse which reads “Major Gen. Sir Isaac Brock Lieut. Govenor ...
    1812 History
    Brock University Archives
  • Relief on Laura Secord Monument, Queenston Heights
    Relief on Laura Secord Monument, Queenston Heights
    ImageObject       Photograph of the raised cast relief of Laura Secord on the Laura Secord Monument located at Queenston Heights historic park.
    ImageObject     Photograph of the raised cast relief of Laura Secord on the Laura Secord Monument located at Queenston Heights historic park.
    1812 History
    Six Nations Public Library
  • Laura Secord's Monument
    Laura Secord's Monument
    ImageObject       This monument has been erected by the Government of Canada, to Laura Ingersoll Secord who saved her husband’s life in the battle on these heights, October 13, 1812. And who risked her own in conveying to Capt. Fitzgibbon, Information by which he won the victory of Beaver Dams Erected 1910
    ImageObject     This monument has been erected by the Government of Canada, to Laura Ingersoll Secord who saved her husband’s life in the battle on these heights, October 13, 1812. And who ...
    1812 History
    Six Nations Public Library
  • Laura Secord Statue, Valiants Memorial, Ottawa
    Laura Secord Statue, Valiants Memorial, Ottawa
    ImageObject       Thanks to Laura Secord, nearly 500 Americans surrendered at Beaver Dams in 1813, and a British defeat was averted. She had overheard plans for a surprice attack and struggled alone through miles of dense bush to warn the commander of the British outpost. War of 1812.
    ImageObject     Thanks to Laura Secord, nearly 500 Americans surrendered at Beaver Dams in 1813, and a British defeat was averted. She had overheard plans for a surprice attack and struggled alone ...
    1812 History
    Six Nations Public Library
  • Shawl
    Shawl
    Object       Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe around all four sides. Made From Flax Grown on Family Farm of John Butler. It has been suggested that it was worn at a Butler family wedding in 1800.
    Object     Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe around all four sides. Made From Flax Grown on Family Farm of John Butler. It has been suggested ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Oath of Allegiance to King George III
    Oath of Allegiance to King George III
    Object       Transcript (original spelling and grammar retained): We the Commissioned Officers belonging to the Second Regiment of Lincoln Militia - Do sincerely promise and swear that we will be faithful and bear true allegiance to his Majesty King George, and heirs will defend to the utmost of our power against all ...
    Object     Transcript (original spelling and grammar retained): We the Commissioned Officers belonging to the Second Regiment of Lincoln Militia - Do sincerely promise and swear that we will be faithful and ...
    1812 History
    Brock University Archives
  • American Coin
    American Coin
    Object       An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
    Object     An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
    Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
    Object       A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of Forty Mile Creek, June 8, 1813. It may also have been the property of American troops and was left behind ...
    Object     A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
    Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
    Object       A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces in the year 1800 or earlier with the belief that they would keep evil spirits away. The Nelles Manor was ...
    Object     A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Ten Pound Cannonball
    Ten Pound Cannonball
    Object       A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the ...
    Object     A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Dr. Cyrus Sumner's Medical Supply Trunk
    Dr. Cyrus Sumner's Medical Supply Trunk
    Object       This wooden trunk, stained reddish brown, is believed to have contained the medical and surgical supplies of Dr. Cyrus Sumner (1772-1834). Sumner served as a surgeon in Niagara during the War of 1812 and was requested by Major-General Brock to accompany him to Detroit. He was also known to have ...
    Object     This wooden trunk, stained reddish brown, is believed to have contained the medical and surgical supplies of Dr. Cyrus Sumner (1772-1834). Sumner served as a surgeon in Niagara during the ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Loyal Canadian Society Silver Pin
    Loyal Canadian Society Silver Pin
    Object       This is a silver maple leaf pin from the Loyal Canadian Society. Every year, since its organization in 1847, this society held its Annual Dinner on the 13 of October; the anniversary of General Brock's death in defence of Canada. The original owner of the pin was Henry Edward Nelles ...
    Object     This is a silver maple leaf pin from the Loyal Canadian Society. Every year, since its organization in 1847, this society held its Annual Dinner on the 13 of October; ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Commemorative Sir Isaac Brock Coin- 1816
    Commemorative Sir Isaac Brock Coin- 1816
    Object       This coin is from Upper Canada and is dated 1816. On one side the date is in the centre surrounded by the words: "SUCCESS TO COMMERCE & PEACE". On the other side there is an urn in the centre, topped by two angels holding sprigs of laurel leaves over it. ...
    Object     This coin is from Upper Canada and is dated 1816. On one side the date is in the centre surrounded by the words: "SUCCESS TO COMMERCE & PEACE". On the ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Cannonball- C.1800
    Cannonball- C.1800
    Object       A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
    Object     A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Powder Horn- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Powder Horn- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Object       A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one brass ring remaining to which some material such as hide or leather would have been fastened for carrying purposes. At the narrow end there is also a small moveable "catch". It is believed that the powder horn was ...
    Object     A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one brass ring remaining to which some material such as hide or leather would have been fastened for carrying ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Cannonball- Engagement at Forty Mile Creek
    Cannonball- Engagement at Forty Mile Creek
    Object       A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
    Object     A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Lake Lodge Wood Shingle- Grimsby, Ontario
    Lake Lodge Wood Shingle- Grimsby, Ontario
    Object       A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side that states: "Aug. 9, 1932, shingle from barn of Lake Lodge, built 1810. Barn was used as prison for American ...
    Object     A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Sword and Scabbard- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Sword and Scabbard- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Object       The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct markings on it. It is believed however, that the sword would have been carried by the Light Cavalry (Light Dragoons and the Hussars). The sword has a steel blade and a wooden grip wrapped in leather and bounded ...
    Object     The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct markings on it. It is believed however, that the sword would have been carried by the Light Cavalry ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Celebration of 100 Years of Peace, Great Britain and the United States of America- Commemorative Ribbon
    Celebration of 100 Years of Peace, Great Britain and the United States of America- Commemorative Ribbon
    Object       A commemorative ribbon celebrating 100 years of peace between Great Britain and the United States of America. The front has a metal piece with the years 1814 and 1914 and a "G" symbol on it with the British and American flags sewn on the material just below. It reads: "CELEBRATION ...
    Object     A commemorative ribbon celebrating 100 years of peace between Great Britain and the United States of America. The front has a metal piece with the years 1814 and 1914 and ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
    Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
    Object       A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea bowl and saucer. It is believed that this item was in use, before or during the time of the War ...
    Object     A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
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