Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ron Kind Visit

We were honored at Boscobel by a visit from Ron Kind, Congressman and Brad Pfaff, Deputy Chief of staff at our event Aug. 6.  Ron and Brad are very interested in Civil War History.

Rochester Photo's

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.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Boscobel Aug. 5 & 6 2017

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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017 Schedule

5-MayFri.Appleton SchoolPierce Park 
12-MayFri.Hartland School DayPewaukee
19-MayFriSchool Daysection 1Milton WI
20-MaySat.Living History"
19-MayFriSchool Daysection 2West Salem School (cancelled)

10-JunSat.Lone RockLone Rock WI
11-JunSun.Living HistoryBattery Park
24-JunSat.HeritageGreen Bay WI

1-JulSatBerlin, WisRiverside Park

15-JulSatMenomonie Falls  Section 1Old Falls Village
15-JulSatRochester, MN Section 2New Olmstead

22-SepFri.Wade HouseSchoolGreenbush WI

13-OctFriSchool dayCoon Valley
14-OctSatNorksedahlenCoon Valley

Friday, July 14, 2017

Original Cannon 1844 6 pound smooth bore

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.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Berlin Wisconsin July 1 2017

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.