FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

So you think you want to join . . .

How Much Does it Cost?

Re-enacting can be an expensive hobby. However, if you shop around you can find pretty good deals on both new and used uniforms and equipment.

Initially, you will need trousers, a shirt, a sack coat, a kepi or bummer, brogans (shoes), a haversack, and a canteen. Altogether, you can expect to spend approximately $250 to $300. Some "sutlers" offer reasonably priced and quality economy packages for those just starting out. Check with Battery members for advice and recommendations.

How Much Time Will it Take?
Battery C meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM for its regular business meeting. Beyond that, you can participate in as many, or few, events as you choose. Battery C only asks that if you commit to an event, then you attend that event.

Can Families Participate in Battery Events?
Yes. Battery C welcomes participation by wives, husbands, sweethearts, and children. However, all participants must be attired in period dress to maintain the appropriate image.

Is this really an "old person" thing?
Define old . . . No - our unit varies in age range from 16 to . . . well . . . older.


QUICK FACTS

The battery has 2 guns. A 10 pound parrot and a Mountain Howitzer.

Parades and flag bearers are two ways for younger members to be involved on and off the battlefield.

A typical gun crew would require 9 men for a fully functioning piece.


DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

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HELPFUL LINKS

CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY
http://www.civilwarartillery.com/

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
http://www.rihs.org/

C & D JARNIGAN COMPANY
http://www.jarnaginco.com/

CIVIL WAR REENACTORS
http://www.cwreenactors.com/

REENACTOR.NET
http://www.reenactor.net/

CIVIL WAR NEWS
http://www.civilwarnews.com/