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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