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Welcome to the Artillery Society website

The Artillery Society is a small group from the Bristol (UK) area who undertook the project to build a 19th Century artillery piece, a 6 pounder of 1841. The project was started in 1999 and the cannon slowly took shape over the next seven years.

We now attend a number of shows each year re-enacting American Civil War (ACW) period with the Southern Skirmish Association (SoSkAn) or participating in multi-period displays.

As ACW we portray a Union Field Artilllery Battery, Battery F of the 43rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve, supporting our friends of the 42nd Pennsylvania 'Bucktails'.

Please browse around the site to meet the members, see pictures of our cannon's construction, and view our events or facebook pages for details and pictures of us firing our cannon. Please contact us via the online form or email for more information.

Our Cannon At Stoodleigh Court
Our Cannon at Stoodleigh Court, Devon. Photo taken by David Carter.

Latest News:
  • 11-01-2012: NEW facebook page for our latest events & pictures!
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  • 10-10-2009: ACW Skirmish at the American War Museum at Claverton, Bath. See our events page for more details.
  • 18-07-2009: Berkeley Castle Skirmish, Gloucestershire. See our events page for more details.
  • 20-06-2009: ACW Re-enactment at Puxton Park, Somerset. See our events page for more details.
  • 10-04-2009: ACW Re-enactment at Wellington Country Park, nr Reading. See our events page for more details.
  • 01-02-2009: New Photo Album! Contains the photos of our 2008 events!
  • 10-10-2008: American Civil War Re-enactment at Claverton! The second firing of our cannon!
  • 18-07-2008: Berkeley Castle Skirmish! The first firing of our cannon!
  • 15-07-2006: The Wedding! Our Cannon took pride of place at the Wedding of John and Sarah at Stoodleigh Court, Devon. View the pictures >>>
  • 21-06-2006: The Artillery Society in the Newspaper! View the article >>>
  • 19-06-2006: The Artillery Society on the Radio! Today BBC Radio Bristol aired an article about our cannon and the forthcoming wedding.
  • 13-05-2006: First Assembly! We have completed our first assembly of the cannon and carriage!
Site last updated 16th July 2012

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