2018 Schedule of Events - 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A

January 27             Meeting and Grande Winter Ball – Statehouse

February 24           Drill - Statehouse                       

March 24               Drill - Statehouse

April 30                 Civil War Encampment and Repose of Lincoln – Statehouse

May 4-5                SKC Thunderbase (Boy Scout Camp) - Chillicothe, OH

May 22                  Vintage Base Ball Game – Statehouse

May 27                  [cancelled]  Memorial Day at National Cemetery

June 1-3                Philippi, WV, Reenactment

June 16-17            Muster on the Maumee - Fort Meigs timeline event

July 3                    Red, White, & Boom – Columbus OH

July 5-8                 Gettysburg, PA, 155th Anniversary Reenactment

July 28-29             Lorena - Zanesville, OH, Reenactment

August 3-5            McConnelsville, OH, Reenactment

August 10-12        Hale Farm, Bath, OH, Reenactment

September 7-9       Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial - Put-in-Bay, OH

September 15-16   Sidney, OH, Living History
October 19-21      Camp Wildcat - Livingston, KY

October 20-21       [Canceled for 2018]  Cedar Creek - Middletown, VA, Reenactment

November 9          Veterans Parade – Columbus, OH

December 1           Feast of St. Barbara - Clay Haus, Somerset, OH


                      Bold = Statehouse cannon event

                      Italics = Private cannon event



Details about Ohio Statehouse events:

January 26, 2019  Grande Winter Ball, Ohio Statehouse 

RSVPs are now closed
for the Grande Winter Ball at the Ohio Statehouse, to be held in the Atrium on January 26, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm.

One hour of dance practice will be held at 3 o’clock.  This educational event is sponsored by the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, the Statehouse Civil War re-enactors.

Please note, space is limited. RSVPs are now closed for 2019. The deadline to receive your RSVP was January 14, 2019.  Donations are preferred prior to the event from those who have RSVP'd, however, we will accept donations at the door from those names on the RSVP list.

Convenient parking at reasonable rates is available in the Statehouse Underground Parking Garage.  Weekend rates are $5 for the first five hours and $1 for each additional hour. 


Civil War Encampment and Repose of Lincoln

at the Ohio Statehouse

Monday, April 29, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.       

In commemoration of the 1865 repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Capitol, Civil War re-enactors will provide an honor guard for a replica of Lincoln’s casket from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in state in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29, 1865. 

On the front lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, learn about life during the Civil War. Walk among soldiers’ tents, see how to fire the cannon every hour and help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops.  Historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A and other groups will demonstrate Civil War life, cooking and medical practices, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Schools, adults and large tour groups, please contact 614-728-3726. 


Vintage Base Ball Game

at the Ohio Statehouse

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Capitol Cannons challenge the Ohio Village Muffins in an exhibition game of vintage “base ball.” The event is free and open to the public. Take a step back to the 1800’s with an exhibition game as the Ohio Village Historical Muffins battle members of the Ohio General Assembly on the west lawn of Capitol Square.

Veterans Parade
Columbus, Ohio
Nov., 2018  [date TBA]
11:30, 11:45 a.m. and 12 noon
The Ohio Statehouse cannon will be fired to start the Veterans Parade in downtown Columbus. 

The updated 2019 schedule will be published in February 2019.