Today’s 1st NJ Light Artillery, Battery A accurately portrays a Civil War artillery unit of the Army of the Potomac.
We currently field an authentic, full scale 6 pound cannon built in 1844 by the Cyrus Alger Co. of Boston MA. It was restored in partnership with the town of Jamesburg, NJ.
We attend Parades, Living Histories and Reenactments where we are usually quite popular with the public and have received many compliments on both our portrayal and our gun drill.
The unit is engaged in continuing cannon preservation projects and is always looking for dedicated reenactors as well as different settings to display our cannon and educate the public in the artillery’s role in the Civil War.
Interested in joining the artillary or becoming cross-trained in gun drill? Contact our Artillery commander, Tim Rack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to our Joining the Brigade page for more information.