2019 Schedule of Events - 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A

January 26                   Meeting and Grande Winter Ball – Statehouse

February 23                 Drill - Statehouse

March 23                     Drill - Statehouse

April 29                       Encampment and Repose of Lincoln - Statehouse

May 18-19                  New Market, VA, Reenactment

May 31- June 2          Philippi, WV, Reenactment

June 11                        Vintage Base Ball Game - Statehouse

June 21-23                  Ohio Village – Columbus, OH, living history

July 3                          Red, White, & Boom - Columbus

July 4                       Cleveland, OH, Monument rededication
July 12-14                   McConnelsville, OH, Reenactment

July 26-27                   Lorena - Zanesville, OH, Reenactment

August 9-11                Hale Farm, Bath, OH, Reenactment

September 20-22         Zoar, OH, Reenactment

October 18-20             Camp Wildcat – Livingston, KY, Reenactment

November 1-3             Mill Springs Nancy, KY, Reenactment

November 8                Veterans Parade – Statehouse

December 7                 Feast of St. Barbara - Clay Haus, Somerset, OH


= Statehouse cannon event

                      Italics = Private cannon event



Details about Ohio Statehouse events:

Veterans Parade
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 8, 2019 
11:30, 11:45 a.m. and 12 noon
The Ohio Statehouse cannon will be fired to start the Veterans Parade in downtown Columbus. 

Grande Winter Ball, Ohio Statehouse

You are invited to the Grande Winter Ball at the Ohio Statehouse, to be held in the Atrium on January 25, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm.


Learn the Reel and other Civil War period dances, and enjoy light refreshments.  All are welcome to join in the festivities.  Historical dress is encouraged.  One hour of dance practice will be held at 3 o’clock for all who are interested.  This educational event is sponsored by the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, the Statehouse Civil War re-enactors. 


For entry, a tax deductible donation of $10 per person will be appreciated.  This year, RSVPs for the Grande Winter Ball and donations are to be submitted online. RSVP for Grande Winter Ball


Please note, space is limited. There are only 250 RSVPs spots available.

Convenient parking at reasonable rates is available in the Statehouse Underground Parking Garage. 

Civil War Encampment and Repose of Lincoln

at the Ohio Statehouse

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Civil War Encampment, West Plaza with cannon firings

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Repose of Lincoln honor guard, Rotunda


In commemoration of the 1865 repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Capitol, Civil War re-enactors will provide an honor guard in the Rotunda 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 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

2020 date to be determined soon

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.