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  • 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
  • Chessboard- c.1800
    Chessboard- c.1800
    Object       A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was ...
    Object     A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" ...
    1812 History
    Grimsby Museum
  • Battle of Lake Erie Plate
    Battle of Lake Erie Plate
    Object       On the back of the plate it says: Commodore Perry Leaving the Lawrence, Sept 10th 1815 "We Have met the Enemy and they are ours." Staffordshire England (Makers Mark)
    Object     On the back of the plate it says: Commodore Perry Leaving the Lawrence, Sept 10th 1815 "We Have met the Enemy and they are ours." Staffordshire England (Makers Mark)
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Commodore MacDonough Victory, Plate
    Commodore MacDonough Victory, Plate
    Objectcomment       Enoch Wood & Sons Makers Mark
    Objectcomment     Enoch Wood & Sons Makers Mark
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Major General Brown, Niagara. Plate
    Major General Brown, Niagara. Plate
    Object       Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie.
    Object     Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie.
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • The Hornet Sinking the Peacock, The Hornet Blockadng the Bonne [Ciuenne). Milk or Cream jug
    The Hornet Sinking the Peacock, The Hornet Blockadng the Bonne [Ciuenne). Milk or Cream jug
    Object       A yellow, blue and copper milk or cream jug with naval battle scenery on either side.
    Object     A yellow, blue and copper milk or cream jug with naval battle scenery on either side.
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Major Gen. Brown, Niagara and Stephen Decatur Jr. Milk Jug
    Major Gen. Brown, Niagara and Stephen Decatur Jr. Milk Jug
    Object       Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie. Stephen Decatur Jr. was also an American Naval Hero from the War of 1812. During the War he was assigned to the U.S. Naval Ship the "United States" Decatur was the ...
    Object     Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie. Stephen Decatur Jr. was also an American Naval Hero from the ...
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Commodore MacDonough's Victory, Teapot
    Commodore MacDonough's Victory, Teapot
    Object       Transferware Teapot Blue and White portraying a scene from the War of 1812 in which commodore MacDonough is victorious.His most notable achievement occurred during the War of 1812. As commander of American naval forces in Lake Champlain he won the decisive Battle of Lake Champlain, also known as the Battle ...
    Object     Transferware Teapot Blue and White portraying a scene from the War of 1812 in which commodore MacDonough is victorious.His most notable achievement occurred during the War of 1812. As commander ...
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
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