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Object ID # 1959.061.013
Object Name Ball, Musket
Title Steel Ball from the Riel Rebellion
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 1885
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A steel ball from a gun used in the Riel Rebellion (Northwest Rebellion, 1885).

Provenance Owen Sound, Ontario was a C.P.R. rail head and port used by soldiers and officers who headed to and from the Northwest Rebellion on C.P.R. ships. There is an image of the "Noble Volunteers" returning to Owen Sound in the Grey County Archives collection. This ball was collected by the John McLean family of Owen Sound, Ontario, who resided in town c. 1885.
Collection Military, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal/Steel
Dimensions Dia-0.7 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John
Riel, Louis
McLean, Mary A.
Subjects Firearms
Northwest Rebellion
Function Military ammunition, later kept as a souvenir of a war