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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.



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

New York State Militia Officer Coatee

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

41st Regiment of Foot Drummer’s Belt Plate


Military General Service Medal for Hypolite Guilbeault of the Lower Canadian Militia


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


Military General Service Medal, with the Battle of the Châteauguay Bar


General Sir Gordon Drummond’s Presentation Sword


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


General James Winchester’s Pistol


Silhouette Portrait of an Officer of the 100th Regiment of Foot


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


United States Army Field Artillery Caisson Chest


Portrait Bust of Tecumseh


British Naval Boarding Axe


View of Amherstburg, watercolour painting by Margaret Reynolds, 1813


Military General Service Medal, Fort Detroit Bar


Officer Dress Coat, 49th Regiment of Foot


Wampum Beads


Silver “Chief’s Medal"


New Land Pattern Musket


Battle Maul, Tecumseh


Sword and Scabbard


De Lorimier Powder Horn


Royal Marines Recruitment Poster


Miniature portrait of Edward Cotton