September 1861... an Artillery unit formed out of Lone Rock, Wisconsin. They were answering a call of their country to fight in what we now call the Civil War. As a Wisconsin-based artillery unit we have chosen to represent the 6th Battery and honor the history of the unit.
One of our newer events that takes place in Minnesota is the Olmstead County History Center in Rochester. We are training the Poor Boy's Mess out of the LaCrosse Area as Artillerymen. These are photo's of the recent event.
6th Wisconsin Battery will be at Boscobel this weekend. The photo above is when members of the 6th Battery were part of Battery B 4th U S Light Artillery. This event is new and called Reliving Our Heritage. https://www.relivingourheritage.com/
The Cannon that appears green is actually 173 years old. Yes, you are right 173 years old. It has not been polished, therefore it is able to form it's patina in a soft green. That is what Bronze does. This is a 6 pound smooth bore. A replica sits to the left of the original. Both cannons perform the same. There has been no change in the original version. The photo's were taken July 1,2017 and fired by the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery, a modern day member of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Association.
Our Unit was proud to be sponsored again by the Berlin VFW for their Independence Day Celebration at Riverside Park Celebration on July 1. We were also honored with a tour to their GAR Park in downtown Berlin and a pontoon boat ride down the Fox River.