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  • Military Sword of Capt. Thomas MacMicking (McMicken) 1812-1814
    Military Sword of Capt. Thomas MacMicking (McMicken) 1812-1814
    Object       A sword made of solid brass but the grip has been embellished with tightly bound silver wire. The pommel and joints of the handle have scroll work and engravings. The brass hilt also has scroll work and folds down on one side to allow for easier carrying on the hip ...
    Object     A sword made of solid brass but the grip has been embellished with tightly bound silver wire. The pommel and joints of the handle have scroll work and engravings. The ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Scabbard
    Scabbard
    Object       A scabbard with a gilt top was part of an infantry officer’s sheath, pattern 1796. It is black leather with gilt binding, frog clip and sash ring. The top gilt piece has become detached from the leather. It is engraved: Wand C. Prater, 6 Charing Crofs, London.
    Object     A scabbard with a gilt top was part of an infantry officer’s sheath, pattern 1796. It is black leather with gilt binding, frog clip and sash ring. The top gilt ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • British Bayonet c.1812-1814
    British Bayonet c.1812-1814
    Object       This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. Unique markings include a crown with the inscriptions “40”, “WHEELER”, “O”, and a “V” on the front of the blade. On the socket there are also inscriptions which are “QLI” (underlined) ...
    Object     This is a bayonet that would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. Unique markings include a crown with the inscriptions “40”, “WHEELER”, “O”, ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Brown Bess Bayonet
    Brown Bess Bayonet
    Object       This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a Brown Bess musket. It is slightly bent at the tip and unique markings on the blade include: a crown with “31”, “I. Salter” and what looks to be a carved “I”. The bayonet blade is 42cm long ...
    Object     This bayonet would have been designed to fit on the muzzle of a Brown Bess musket. It is slightly bent at the tip and unique markings on the blade include: ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Homemade Bayonet c.1812-1814
    Homemade Bayonet c.1812-1814
    Object       A homemade bayonet that was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. It is of the styling favored most by the militia units during the War of 1812. Its unique length and lack of a rear reinforcing ring confirms this weapon was not manufactured by an ...
    Object     A homemade bayonet that was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket. It is of the styling favored most by the militia units during the War ...
    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
  • The Times Newspaper: September 28, 1814
    The Times Newspaper: September 28, 1814
    Text       The Times Newspaper from September 28, 1814 Pages 2 and 3 discuss reports from newspapers around the world, including those of the ongoing war.
    Text     The Times Newspaper from September 28, 1814 Pages 2 and 3 discuss reports from newspapers around the world, including those of the ongoing war.
    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
  • Domestic Button c. 1800
    Domestic Button c. 1800
    Object       This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face includes curved lines from the center that reaches the edge with a leaf or star. On the back there is also an inscription that looks like “STANDARD* 18”.
    Object     This is a civilian button believed to be from the time of the War of 1812. The design on the face includes curved lines from the center that reaches the ...
    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
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