Battery A - Recruitment
 
 

Are you interested in experiencing life as it was in the 19th century?

Do you want to share your love of history with others?

Do you like earth-shaking explosions?

Join Battery A for historic adventures.


We welcome men and women who are new to re-enacting as well as those with a wealth of experience. Even families can participate. At many events, women and children may bring tents to a civilian camp, which may or may not be near the artillery camp. 

Generally, we attend four events a year and drill on the last Saturday of each month. We meet in the basement of the Statehouse at 10:00 a.m. Drill is in uniform. Recruits are given 1 year to complete their kit (uniform and equipment) to take the field with Battery A. During that time loaner equipment may be available to help get the recruit started. 

The Battery is a state-commissioned organization and so will not discriminate against members or applicants for enlistment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, or sexual orientation and gender identity. For safety reasons, there are some age restrictions for those who fire the cannon. 

  • In order to be the best battery in the nation, we expect full commitment and participation in as many Battery events and drills as reasonably possible. The semi-annual Statehouse Encampment is a mandatory event for all Battery members, except in extraordinary circumstances.
  • An application form must be completed.
  • A medical information form must be completed.
  • An insurance waiver form must be completed.
  • The applicant must be interviewed by ranking officers.
  • The applicant must submit to a background check by the Ohio Highway Patrol and be free from any felony convictions or documented substance abuse.
  • Dues must be paid annually.
  • Reasonable and full participation in events and drills is expected - senior officers will review attendance records at least annually and shirkers will be expunged from the rolls without dues refund. (From Battery A Policies, 2005.)


Before you purchase a uniform or tent, please talk to us. Members may be able to loan some items and give advice on the best equipment and sutlers. Please contact us with any questions. 

 

Generally, we attend four events a year and drill on the last Saturday of each month. We meet in the cafe dining room in the basement of the Statehouse at 10:00 a.m. Drill is in uniform.

The Following Issued December 20, 2000: 

10.1.26 - No person under the age of 18 years shall perform the duties of Nos. 1 & 2 on the pieces. Drill on unloaded pieces (cannon) is permitted. 

10.1.27 - No person under the age of 18 shall carry a weapon without the written permission of that individuals parent or guardian. The permission letter must be presented to the Commanding officer of the Company before each event or drill session. 

10.1.27 - No person under the age of 16 will be permitted to discharge a weapon or expose the blade of an edged weapon. 

10.1.28 - No person under the age of 14 will be permitted to bear arms of any description. Nor will they be permitted to handle weapons of any description. Drill on unloaded pieces (cannon) is permitted.