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War of 1812

1174 - WAR OF 1812, ANDREW JACKSON'S CAMP, WASHINGTON, MISSISSIPPI, Fort Washington was a staging area for Jackson's troops in the Creek War 1813 - 14. Militia troops passed through that fort on the way to New Orleans and after the Battle of New Orleans British prisoners were housed there. Assorted caliber musket balls both fired and unfired..........................................................$20.00/each

1175 - BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, SPANISH FORT [NEW ORLEANS], This Colonial era fort protect the Lake Pontchartrain entrance of Bayou St. John. The first small fort here was erected by the French in 1701, before the founding of the city of New Orleans, to protect the important trade route along Bayou St. John. After Louisiana passed to Spanish control, a larger brick fort was constructed at the site of the neglected old French fortification; this was known as San Juan del Bayou. Louisiana passed back to France and then to the hands of the United States. The Spanish Fort never saw action in wartime; even though General Jackson sent some of his best artillery gunners [Jean Lafitte's men] to the fort in preparation for the British attack in 1814, he recalled them for the Battle of New Orleans when it was clear the enemy would not enter Lake Pontchartrain. The fort was decommissioned in 1823. Pistol balls excavated at the turn of the 20th Century from that site........................$18.00/each

5051 - WAR OF 1812 BRITISH 3RD MODEL BROWN BESS BAYONET, 21" overall, 16.5" blade, Osborn in script. The crown over inspector's number is a Tower mark. This socket bayonet will date between 1796 - 1808, after which it was Osborn & Gunby. Reference "British & Commonwealth Bayonets" by Skennerton & Richardson, pp. 56, 57. Numerous other test marks including rack #87. A nice non-dug War of 1812 bayonet used on the famous 3rd Model Brown Bess musket.............................$245.00

5058 - LARGE BRITISH FLINTS, WAR OF 1812, large musket flints found near Lake Ontario that are mostly gray in color most probably from Suffolk in England some amber from France. Flints held in the flintlock cock jaws, cushioned by a small piece of cloth, leather or even by a small lead sheet, a flint was usually good for between twenty and thirty firings before deteriorating or splitting. Each soldier, therefore, was expected to carry many spare flints as well as powder and ball.......................................$10.00/each      2 @ $15.00

7089 - 85TH REGIMENT OF FOOT, SHAKO PLATE, after fighting in the European front against Napoleon the 85th Regiment was sent to America during the War of 1812 (1812 - 15), fighting at Bladensburg (1814), Washington (1814) and New Orleans (1815). In recognition of its service there it was allowed to add 'The Duke of York's Own' to its title, after the Prince Regent's younger brother Frederick. After Napoleon surrendered, when the regiment had been brought up to strength, it was sent in 1814 to the United States as part of General Ross's army destined for operations in Chesapeake Bay. The 85th took part in the victory at Bleadensburg in August 1814, capturing two American colors (now on display in the Regimental Museum) and then entered Washington with Ross's army. The major public buildings in Washington, newly designated as the US capital, were burned down during this occupation. Following the British repulse at Baltimore, where Ross was killed, and the 85th was sent southwards to join the army under General Packenham which was to attack New Orleans. The 85th played a distinguished part in the battle on January 8th, 1815, capturing American gun positions across the Mississippi, but joined the general retreat when British attacks were repulsed and the battle lost. Almost complete, this shako plate is missing the crown [as most are] but the plate itself is sharply defined with a nice patina. The information with tag states found along the Mississippi River near Chalmette, LA. A duplicate from my personal collection....................................................................SOLD

11093 - WAR OF 1812 CHEESEBOX CANTEEN, 3.5" X 9", cedar "cheese box" design, three leather straps held in place by brass tacks, blue-green paint with red painted M. S. for Massachusetts State. The color suggests a manufacture date of after August 1812. [See O'Donnell #048]. This is the standard War of 1812 canteen used by US army troops and militias. Iron nails used to secure the overlapping sides. Very good, nice surfaces and has the original paint finish........................................................SOLD

2003 - SEMINOLE WAR PERIOD CARTRIDGE BOX, A wooden block cartridge box covered in leather designed to wear on the belt on loops. 4" high, 2 3/4" deep, and 9" wide. Wooden block for 24 - .64 caliber cartridges for the Model 1818 smoothbore. Wooden block boxes were done away with after 1828 in favor of tins and the caliber of this box puts it in the period 1818 - 28. The brass Eagle insignia is the style of that period to 1840. The box is in excellent condition with only the two leather small loops missing on the back of the box. Period of the Seminole War to the militia units of the Mexican War........................................SOLD
















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