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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • British Bayonet Sheath
    British Bayonet Sheath
    Object       This is a black leather bayonet sheath that measures 37.5cm in length. There is also a frog clip that was used to mount it on a belt. Stamped into the sheath near the frog clip are the markings: “E”, an arrow, “D” and a crown just above. These markings tell ...
    Object     This is a black leather bayonet sheath that measures 37.5cm in length. There is also a frog clip that was used to mount it on a belt. Stamped into the ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Flint
    Flint
    Object       This is a piece of flint that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. It would have been used to light a flintlock musket when firing at the enemy.
    Object     This is a piece of flint that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. It would have been used to light a flintlock musket when firing at the enemy.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 70th Surry Regiment of Foot Buttons
    70th Surry Regiment of Foot Buttons
    Object       t has “70” raised in the centre surrounded by a raised laurel wreath. “SURRY” is also raised across the top of the button. This regiment was raised in 1782 and sailed from Cork, Ireland to Lower Canada in August 1813. They were stationed in Quebec and participated at the battle ...
    Object     t has “70” raised in the centre surrounded by a raised laurel wreath. “SURRY” is also raised across the top of the button. This regiment was raised in 1782 and ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 70th Surry Regiment of Foot Buttons
    70th Surry Regiment of Foot Buttons
    Object       A button of the 70th Surry Regiment that is 1.9 cm in diameter. It has “70” raised in the centre surrounded by a raised laurel wreath. “SURRY” is also raised across the top of the button. This regiment was raised in 1782 and sailed from Cork, Ireland to Lower Canada ...
    Object     A button of the 70th Surry Regiment that is 1.9 cm in diameter. It has “70” raised in the centre surrounded by a raised laurel wreath. “SURRY” is also raised ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Various Military Remnants Found at Niagara Battlefield Sites
    Various Military Remnants Found at Niagara Battlefield Sites
    Object       These artifacts are mounted on red felt to the back of its case (A). The items are (from left to right): B. A piece of an unidentified metal object that looks like a scraper and two musket balls C. Remnant of a small brush and wooden handle D. Remnant of ...
    Object     These artifacts are mounted on red felt to the back of its case (A). The items are (from left to right): B. A piece of an unidentified metal object that ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot Button
    67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot Button
    Object       This regiment was formed in 1758 and was amalgamated into The Hampshire Regiment in 1881.
    Object     This regiment was formed in 1758 and was amalgamated into The Hampshire Regiment in 1881.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • King George III 1807 Coin
    King George III 1807 Coin
    Object       The one side of this copper coin has the inscription “GEORGIUS 17” AND “D.G. REX 1807” with the King’s profile. The other side has “BRITANNIA” with an image of Britannia. It measures 2.5cm in diameter.
    Object     The one side of this copper coin has the inscription “GEORGIUS 17” AND “D.G. REX 1807” with the King’s profile. The other side has “BRITANNIA” with an image of Britannia. ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cannon Balls c. 1812-1814
    Cannon Balls c. 1812-1814
    Object       Set of cannon balls that were unearthed in one of Niagara's battlefield sites.
    Object     Set of cannon balls that were unearthed in one of Niagara's battlefield sites.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Infantry Sword and Leather Scabbard
    Infantry Sword and Leather Scabbard
    Object       A British Officer’s sword and scabbard. The scabbard is black leather with a brass tip and collar with a ring. The sword has an urn hilted pommel with a fixed guard and the hilt is wrapped with wire. The hilt also has a few ornate designs. The blade is blued ...
    Object     A British Officer’s sword and scabbard. The scabbard is black leather with a brass tip and collar with a ring. The sword has an urn hilted pommel with a fixed ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Musket Action c. 1812- 1814
    Musket Action c. 1812- 1814
    Object       A musket action with “TOWER”, a crown and the Royal cipher “GR” engraved on one side.
    Object     A musket action with “TOWER”, a crown and the Royal cipher “GR” engraved on one side.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Brown Bess Musket
    Brown Bess Musket
    Object       A Brown Bess rifle, commonly called an India Pattern Musket, that has been previously converted from a flintlock to a percussion action. It is a single 39 inch barrel with three ram rod pipes. There is a strap clasp on the front of the trigger guard and it is a ...
    Object     A Brown Bess rifle, commonly called an India Pattern Musket, that has been previously converted from a flintlock to a percussion action. It is a single 39 inch barrel with ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
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