War of 1812 - Artefact of the Week - June 22, 2012

Sword and Scabbard, Named to Royal Engineer Lieutenant Patrick Yule

This elegant silver hilted presentation sword, with belt and scabbard, was named to Royal Engineer Lieutenant Patrick Yule in 1811, who served at Niagara during the War of 1812. A presentation sword is typically awarded or gifted to an individual to recognize an important contribution in war or political life. The hilt of this particular sword bears the inscription of Yule’s name and station, and the year it was presented to him. Yule is best known for his involvement in the repair of Fort George, and for the construction of Fort Niagara in 1813-1814. On July 15, 1814, Yule was captured in the confused night-time Battle of Lundy’s Lane.

Elegant silver hilted presentation sword with belt and scabbard
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