The unit portrays several Union Artillery Batteries during the American Civil War.
The Union army early in the war reorganized its artillery to have one type of cannon for each battery. This made re-supply, training and operations much easier. When two or more artillery batteries were formed together in the Union army they formed an Artillery Brigade.
Many of our members do “first person impression” of the Civil War artilleryman.
The Federal Artillery portrays the XI Corps Artillery Brigade made up of the following artillery batteries:
These are the three most common types of cannon used during the Civil War and we are the only unit on the west coast that has this complete selection of cannon types in use.
We are a “family oriented” group that trains and uses all members in the different roles of an artillery group.
- Chief of Artillery, XI Corps Artillery Brigade Commander
Captain Rick LaPorta—1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery “K”
– 13th Independent Artillery Battery
-5th US Artillery, Battery “D”