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War of 1812 Artefacts

Parks Canada is the custodian of thousands of artefacts and other historical objects from across Canada. In their own way, each of these artefacts bears witness to this nation's defining moments and illustrates human creativity and cultural traditions. Each one tells its own unique story, part of the greater story of Canada, contributing a sense of time, identity, and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole.



March 1st, 2013
Uniform of an Officer of an American State or Territorial Militia
February 22, 2013
Sabre of Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, 1st US Rifle Regiment.
February 15, 2013
Presentation Sword, Scabbard and Belt of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Battersby
February 8, 2013
Fourth Regiment of Lincoln Militia Bayonet Belt Plate
February 1, 2013
Watercolour Map of Fort George, circa 1800
January 25, 2013
Sword of US Brigadier General James Winchester
January 18, 2013
Sword and Scabbard of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles-Michel de Salaberry
January 11, 2013
19th Light Dragoons Baker Rifle
January 4, 2013
Document signed by US Colonel Zebulon Pike
December 28, 2012
Coatee of Colonel Matthew Elliott
December 21, 2012
Basket Hilted Broad Sword of Commodore Alexander Grant, Commander of the Provincial Marine

December 14, 2012
New York State Militia Officer Coatee

December 7, 2012
Sword, Scabbard and Sword Belt of Lieutenant-Colonel William Caldwell, Senior

November 30, 2012
41st Regiment of Foot Drummer’s Belt Plate


November 16, 2012
Military General Service Medal for Hypolite Guilbeault of the Lower Canadian Militia


November 9, 2012
British Military Buff Leather Bayonet Belt, together with original 10th Royal Veterans Battalion Bayonet Belt Plate


October 26, 2012
Military General Service Medal, with the Battle of the Châteauguay Bar


October 19, 2012
General Sir Gordon Drummond’s Presentation Sword


October 12, 2012
Parole Document, carried by United States Lieutenant David Deacon, Prisoner of War


October 5, 2012
General James Winchester’s Pistol


September 28, 2012
Silhouette Portrait of an Officer of the 100th Regiment of Foot


September 21, 2012
Captain Jean-Louis Ployard’s Coatee, Chapeau, Sword, and Scabbard


September 14, 2012
United States Army Field Artillery Caisson Chest


September 7, 2012
Portrait Bust of Tecumseh


August 31, 2012
British Naval Boarding Axe


August 24, 2012
View of Amherstburg, watercolour painting by Margaret Reynolds, 1813


August 17, 2012
Military General Service Medal, Fort Detroit Bar


July 27, 2012
Officer Dress Coat, 49th Regiment of Foot


July 20, 2012
Wampum Beads


July 13, 2012
Silver “Chief’s Medal"


July 6, 2012
New Land Pattern Musket


June 29, 2012
Battle Maul, Tecumseh


June 22, 2012
Sword and Scabbard


June 15, 2012
De Lorimier Powder Horn


June 8, 2012
Royal Marines Recruitment Poster


June 1, 2012
Miniature portrait of Edward Cotton