Membership in Battery B is open to those with or without Civil War Ancestors. Members who wish to do so, may participate in battle re-enactments, but do not have to portray a batteryman. There are some other things that one can do with the Battery, including portraying a hospital steward, a doctor, or a musician, etc. What the unit looks for in a member is a strong desire to learn and understand the Civil War history and the life of the common soldier. Members do not have to attend every event to remain a member. We participate in parades, honor guards, dedications, anniversaries, or anything which honors and acknowledges our American Hertitage.
You must be fourteen to work the cannons. Younger members may be admitted on an individual basis in non-firing capacities (i.e. musician and powder monkey).
Annual dues are $30, which cover insurance, mailings, registration fees and powder.Family membership is $45
A member does not have to get all the equipment immediately. It takes most people about a year to gather everything together.
Battery B meets every third Monday evening, from 7 to 8 pm at the
Boalsburg Fire Hall. Battery events, planning and other related
information is discussed.
Women may join and participate; but for the sake of authenticity, they may not portray batterymen. They may portray 19th Century women such as nurses, vivandiers, wives, etc.