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Powder Horn: 1812-1814 

Powder Horn: 1812-1814

object   This is a polished powder horn, dated 1812-1814, with a wooden fitted end and cork screw. It also has a brass spout and red tassels on blue rope for carrying. It is believed to be from the Royal Artillery. Powder horns were common among soldiers at this time because they were used to keep...

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US Army Sword- 1812-1814 

US Army Sword- 1812-1814

object   This sword is believed to be from an American soldier in the artillery. It is decorated with an embossed gilded pattern of an American eagle crest and floral motifs. The hilt also has an eagle head pommel and a carved ivory hand grip. Further research by Glen Smith in 2010 suggests it is an...

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Flint Bag 

Flint Bag

object   This linen bag features red stripes on a white background. The bag was used to carry flints for a flintlock musket. This type of bag was used from the Revolutionary War until 1820. Further research in 2010 suggests the flint bag was not officially used by the military but is probably civilian...

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Scabbard and Belt Belonging to John Whitmore 

Scabbard and Belt Belonging to John Whitmore

object c. 1812,   This scabbard and belt, belonging to John Whitmore, features a buckle and was fashioned to hold a bayonet around the waist of a soldier. According to Niagara Historical Society Publication #8 "Mr. Whitmore served in the Militia during the war, was at the taking of Fort Niagara and was one of the...

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J. Hill Bayonet 

J. Hill Bayonet

object   This triangular bayonet is dated circa 1810-1820 and has the distinctive markings "J. Hill, (Crown) 19" on the actual blade and "110 1 G DS" on the base. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would...

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Bayonet 

Bayonet

object   This triangular bayonet is made of iron and would have been used on a musket. A bayonet is a blade that is designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably every soldier's firearm during the War of 1812-1814.

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Shell Hook- 1812
 

Shell Hook- 1812

object   This iron shell hook is a spring or coil-like shape with a short handle. The length of the coil is 8.5 cm and the handle is 12.5 cm. It was used by the artillery to clean the barrels of cannons during the War of 1812.

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Cannon ball 

Cannon ball

object   This is a cannonball from the War of 1812 with a circumference of 15.2 cm and a diameter of 5 cm.

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Cannon Ball 

Cannon Ball

object   This eighteen pound cannonball, which was fashioned during the War of 1812, gives insight into the ammunitions of that time.

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Cannon Ball with Center Hole 

Cannon Ball with Center Hole

object   This cannonball was fashioned during the War of 1812 period. It features a center hole for an explosive charge. This item gives insight into military ammunition from the War of 1812. Further research in 2010 shows it is a 3 1/2 inch shell, intact with a ribbed throat.

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Flintlock Pistols- c. 1805-1810 

Flintlock Pistols- c. 1805-1810

object   These flintlock pistols are made of silver and wood. The pistol features many designs, including an acorn, a rose, a lion, an anchor and a crown. One of the pistols is believed to have belonged to Henry Garrett, Lieutenant of the 41st Regiment (2nd Somersetshire). The first battalion came to...

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Sabre and Scabbard Created by Woolley, Deakin, Dutton, & Johnson 

Sabre and Scabbard Created by Woolley, Deakin, Dutton, & Johnson

object   This sabre is made of metal, leather and wood. Along with its scabbard, the sabre was made by Woolley, Deakin, Dutton, & Johnson, as it is inscribed on one end of the scabbard. This scabbard is made of metal with two rings attached. Further research in 2010 suggests it is a British 1796 light...

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Sir Isaac Brock's Hat 

Sir Isaac Brock's Hat

objectcomment 1812,   This is a black beaver felt hat with an ostrich feather, brass braids and bullion at its peaks. It also has a linen band trim, a black cockade and a double brass coin chain that run to buttons on the top and bottom. The hat is a regulation issue of 1812 for General staff officers of his Majesty's...

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White Embroidered Net Cap- c.1810 

White Embroidered Net Cap- c.1810

object c. 1810,   This white embroidered net cap with a floral motif is believed to have been worn by Mrs. W. McCormick. It is machine made net with a hand worked pattern and would require additional ribbons to tie it under the chin. It is dated circa 1810 and is a good example of textiles used and clothing worn...

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Vest belonging to Captain James Dick- c.1800-1820 

Vest belonging to Captain James Dick- c.1800-1820

object   This vest was fashioned from white satin and features an embroidered floral design around the borders and pockets. It was likely worn in 1812 and is believed to have been worn by Captain James Dick, however, this has not been confirmed.

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Child's Homespun Pinafore- c.1800 

Child's Homespun Pinafore- c.1800

object c.1800,   This is a child's homespun linen pinafore that features a blue and white check pattern and a back fastener with tape ties. This pinafore represents the type of clothing a child might have worn during the War of 1812 time period.

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Pale Green Bodice 

Pale Green Bodice

object c. 1810,   This bodice, which likely had a matching skirt, is fashioned from pale green satin and features three pleats across the front.

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White Ruffled Bonnet- c. 1810-15
 

White Ruffled Bonnet- c. 1810-15

object   This bonnet is white with ruffles on the brim and an embroidered panelet crown. The owner is unknown but it is part of the Ball Collection and is dated circa 1810-1815. This bonnet is a good example of the domestic clothing that would have been worn during the time of the War of 1812-1814.

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Black Felt Men's Dress Coat- c.1800 

Black Felt Men's Dress Coat- c.1800

object   This is a black felt man's dress coat with wide cuffs and tails, and buttons on the front lapels. The style is from 1790-1800. The coat is believed to have belonged to Reverend Sampson of Grimsby. The coat was donated by the Ball Family and is most likely not Rev. Sampson's, or if it is, it came...

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Floral Neck Scarf- 1810-1820 

Floral Neck Scarf- 1810-1820

object   A silk and cotton neck scarf with a lavender, red, pink, blue, green, and black floral print. The motif is predominately on the borders where there is also a fine white silk fringe. This scarf is self-patterned and is dated circa 1810-1820. It provides a good example of domestic clothing worn...

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Cotton Ruffled Day Bonnet- c.1810-1820 

Cotton Ruffled Day Bonnet- c.1810-1820

object   A day bonnet made of very fine cotton lawn fabric with handworked cotton lace edging and inserts. There are also bands around the cap where the material is gathered in between and lace trim and inset. These caps were indoor caps or lingerie caps and were meant to be worn indoors. They were also...

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Breeches Belonging to George Ball- c. 1800 

Breeches Belonging to George Ball- c. 1800

object c. 1800,   These breeches belonged to George Ball who was born in Schoharie, N.Y. in 1765, and moved to Upper Canada as a United Empire Loyalist. He served in the War of 1812, was a partner in the establishment of Ball's Mills, and was the original recipient of General Sir Isaac Brock's cocked hat. In his...

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Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles Junior Officer Coatee Believed to have Belonged to Donald McDougald- 1795-1830 

Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles Junior Officer Coatee Believed to have Belonged to Donald McDougald- 1795-1830

object   This is a wool and velvet coatee that is believed to be designed for a Glengarry Militia Officer, but the date of origin is unknown. It is a single breasted green coat with a velvet trimmed stand up collar and cuffs. There are also three rows of buttons down the front. Decorative lace on the face...

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Uniform Coat Worn by Captain MacMicking of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia: 1810-1820 

Uniform Coat Worn by Captain MacMicking of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia: 1810-1820

object   This uniform coat was worn by Captain MacMicking of the Lincoln Militia, 1st Regiment. The double breasted coat is red brushed wool broadcloth with black lace on the dark blue wool lapels, collar and cuffs. There is a stand up collar "Skirt" at the back, one epaulet on the right shoulder and four...

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Uniform Coat Belonging to Colonel Aeneas Shaw of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- c.1810-1820 

Uniform Coat Belonging to Colonel Aeneas Shaw of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- c.1810-1820

objectcomment   This uniform coat belonged to Colonel Aeneas Shaw of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812. It is believed to be a staff officer uniform and has five pairs of buttons down the front with the "GR" cipher of the British Militia. This wool coat is double breasted with...

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Single White Glove- c. 1806-1812 

Single White Glove- c. 1806-1812

object   This single gloves was fashioned from white tulle and carefully embroidered. It is in the long sleeve style and shows what women of 1812 would have worn.

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Blue Silk Bodice- c. 1810 

Blue Silk Bodice- c. 1810

object   This silk bodice was likely part of an evening dress and may have had a matching skirt. The fabric is from an earlier time period and was most likely remade from an 18th century dress. The bodice features blue and white stitched flowers and gives insight into women's wear in 1812.

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British Uniform Coatee Worn by Colonel Daniel McDougal- 1812 

British Uniform Coatee Worn by Colonel Daniel McDougal- 1812

object 1812,   This uniform coatee was worn by Colonel Daniel McDougal when he was an Ensign at the Battle of Lundy's Lane on July 25, 1814. The design is for a Junior officer (ensign or lieutenant) of the Volunteer Incorporated Militia Battalion. It is double breasted with an open stand up collar with a thin...

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British Uniform Coat Worn by Fort Major Donald Campbell- c.1810 

British Uniform Coat Worn by Fort Major Donald Campbell- c.1810

object c. 1810,   This coat was worn by Fort Major Donald Campbell who was buried at Fort George in December 1812. The red wool coat with black flannel wool is a very early type, common shortly after 1800. It features blue facings, buttons in pairs, a rounded cut at the waist and white piping. The high stand-up...

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Silk and Wool Neck Scarf- c.1800 

Silk and Wool Neck Scarf- c.1800

object c. 1800,   This scarf was fashioned out of silk and wool and features a green and rose floral pattern on a cream background and a tassle fringe around the edges. The scarf is thought to have belonged to Mrs. Secord Cartwright.

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British Officer's Waistcoat Once Belonging to Alonzo Strong 

British Officer's Waistcoat Once Belonging to Alonzo Strong

object   Part of the Servos Collection, and is listed as a British Officer's waistcoat once belonging to Alonzo Strong of St. Ann's Ontario. It is more likely that it is a domestic waistcoat. There are eleven self-covered buttons, a cross pattern and quilted in curved lines. Ecru silk waistcoat, chain...

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1815 Magdalen Island Token 

1815 Magdalen Island Token

object 1815,   This coin is an 1815 penny, which features a Magdalen Island seal on one side and a flat fish on the other. This coin is a good example of how currency may have looked in the 1812 period. The Magdalen Island only issued one coin, this is an example of this coin issued by Sir Isaac Coffin

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Half Penny Token- 1815 

Half Penny Token- 1815

object 1815,   This coin is a half-penny from 1815. One Face is labelled Starr & [SH…NM…N] Halifax. This coin is an example of currency from the time of the War of 1812.

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1805 Hibernia Coin 

1805 Hibernia Coin

objectcomment 1805,   This copper coin features Field Marshall Wellington on one side and an Irish harp on the other. This coin dates to 1805 and is a good example of currency from the 1812 period.

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King George III 1812 Half Penny Coin 

King George III 1812 Half Penny Coin

objectcomment 1812,   This half penny coin dates from 1812 and depicts Liberty on the front side. On the reverse is the portrait of King George III and a Laurel Wreath. and is the type of currency that would have been used during the War of 1812.

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King George III 1812 Coin 

King George III 1812 Coin

objectcomment 1812,   This copper coin features a laurel wreath with an etching of George III. This is an example of what currency looked like at the time of the War of 1812.

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Half Penny Trade and Navigation Coin 

Half Penny Trade and Navigation Coin

object   This half-penny token features an image of a tall ship on one side and "trade and navigation" on the other. A good example of currency from the time of 1812.

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Field Marshall Wellington and Liberty Token 

Field Marshall Wellington and Liberty Token

object   A half-penny coin with liberty on one side and Field Marshall Wellington on the other.

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1812 Half Penny 

1812 Half Penny

object 1812,   This is a half penny coin with an image of a woman's face. It is dated in 1812 and provides a good example of currency from the 1812 period.

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1816 Sir Isaac Brock Commemorative Coin 

1816 Sir Isaac Brock Commemorative Coin

objectcomment 1816,   

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