About the 9th Battery Massachusetts Volunteers

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In April of 1961, the 9th Battery Mass. Vols. was officially reactivated. Our legal name is the "Ninth Massachusetts Battery, Light Artillery, Army of the Potomac, Inc." and we are a charitable nonprofit, living history organization portraying an actual Federal Light Artillery battery during the American Civil War. Its objective is to educate the public regarding the Civil War and the life of a soldier in the volunteer Union Army. The battery prides themselves in authenticity of dress and military behavior in camp and on the field. The battery is a family oriented unit. The battery also educates the public about the women of the Civil War period, regarding dress and the life in which a woman experienced during that period. The battery is actively involved in Living History Encampments, Parades, Reenactment of Civil War Battles, Educational Demonstrations, Historical Preservation, Memorial Services, and Historical Displays. The battery participates in various activities in the New England area and at times participates in major reenactments such as Cedar Creek, VA; Gettysburg, PA or Sharpsburg, MD. The battery owns a 10-pdr Parrott cannon and limber as well as a 12-pdr Mountain Howitzer with an original tube, this cannon is picture on the left.

For additional information or to make a charitable donation please contact:

Captain Norbert Rieke
1136 Burts Pit Road
Northampton, MA 01062