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  • Caster- c.1814
    Caster- c.1814
    Object       This is believed to be a caster that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     This is believed to be a caster that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Snuff Box
    Snuff Box
    Object       This is a snuff box believed to be from the Battle of Lundy’s Lane which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum. Snuff boxes were used to hold powdered tobacco which was often sniffed through the nose by both men and women.
    Object     This is a snuff box believed to be from the Battle of Lundy’s Lane which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum. Snuff boxes were used to hold powdered ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Horse Shoe Unearthed at Niagara Battlefield
    Horse Shoe Unearthed at Niagara Battlefield
    Object       A horse shoe unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     A horse shoe unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Knife Unearthed at Niagara Battlefield
    Knife Unearthed at Niagara Battlefield
    Object       A knife with white handle that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     A knife with white handle that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Knife Unearthed at Niagara’s Battlefields
    Knife Unearthed at Niagara’s Battlefields
    Object       This knife with the handle missing was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     This knife with the handle missing was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item is on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Musket Action Piece
    Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Musket Action Piece
    Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Light Cavalry Pattern Sword
    Light Cavalry Pattern Sword
    Object       This is a light cavalry pattern sword that is made almost entirely from iron. Only the handle and a portion of the blade is still present. It measures 33 cm long, 2.8 cm wide and 14.5 cm deep. The sword was issued in 1796 and was used during the War ...
    Object     This is a light cavalry pattern sword that is made almost entirely from iron. Only the handle and a portion of the blade is still present. It measures 33 cm ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Bayonets- c.1812-1814
    Bayonets- c.1812-1814
    Object       These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812-1814. The largest bayonet’s base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is 41.5cm long and 2.5 cm wide at the base tapering to a sword point. It was found at the corner ...
    Object     These are a few examples of steel bayonets from the War of 1812-1814. The largest bayonet’s base (most likely British) measures 10cm long, 2.5cm in diameter and the blade is ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cavalry Sword- c.1812
    Cavalry Sword- c.1812
    Object       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.
    Object     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 ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cannon Balls
    Cannon Balls
    Objectcomment       These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     These are cannon balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Small Cannon Shot and Musket Balls- c. 1812
    Small Cannon Shot and Musket Balls- c. 1812
    Objectcomment       These are various sizes of small cannon shot and musket balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     These are various sizes of small cannon shot and musket balls from the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Musket Pieces- c. 1812
    Musket Pieces- c. 1812
    Object       These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Sword- c. 1812
    Sword- c. 1812
    Object       A sword believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. Inscriptions include “HADLEY” with three circles (near the handle) and “4” with a crown on the blade. The grip of the handle is made of wood but is worn down on one side. This item is on display ...
    Object     A sword believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. Inscriptions include “HADLEY” with three circles (near the handle) and “4” with a crown on the blade. The ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Remnant of the Tip of a Bayonet Sheath
    Remnant of the Tip of a Bayonet Sheath
    Object       This is a remnant of the tip of a bayonet sheath which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     This is a remnant of the tip of a bayonet sheath which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate- c. 1812
    Cross Belt Plate- c. 1812
    Object       This is an oval cross belt plate with no markings on the front and two plugs and a hook on the back. It is believed to from a United States militia during the War of 1812-1814.
    Object     This is an oval cross belt plate with no markings on the front and two plugs and a hook on the back. It is believed to from a United States ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate of the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Embodied Militia
    Cross Belt Plate of the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Embodied Militia
    Object       This is an oval cross belt plate from the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Embodied Militia, a Canadian Provincial Corps. The brass cross belt measures 7 cm long and 5.5 cm wide. Inscriptions include “1st BATT.N EMBODIED MILITIA” along the rim and a Scotch thistle with leaves in the center. ...
    Object     This is an oval cross belt plate from the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Embodied Militia, a Canadian Provincial Corps. The brass cross belt measures 7 cm long and 5.5 ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Belt Buckle Fragment- c. 1812
    Belt Buckle Fragment- c. 1812
    Object       This is believed to be a piece of a belt found at the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Site. It is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     This is believed to be a piece of a belt found at the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Site. It is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cross Belt Plate Fragment- c. 1812
    Cross Belt Plate Fragment- c. 1812
    Objectcomment       This is a piece of a cross belt plate which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a piece of a cross belt plate which can be found at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • British Red Coat Uniform Fragments- c. 1812
    British Red Coat Uniform Fragments- c. 1812
    Object       These are British red coat fragments that are believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     These are British red coat fragments that are believed to have been unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
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