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Welcome to the Home Page of the 2nd Florida Light Artillery Battalion, a member unit of the 2nd Florida Volunteers Living History, Inc. (an IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation).

Battery B, also known as "The Cracker Battery," is a Reenacting and Living History Organization portraying both Confederate and Federal Field Artillerists during the War Between the States (1861-1865).  Battery B uses a 12lb Mountain Howitzer and a 10lb Parrot Rifle in its impression.

Membership in the 2nd Florida Light Artillery Battalion is open to members in good standing of the 2nd Florida Volunteers Living History, Inc. who are interested in Field Artillery.
Procedures:

        Artillery Fire Safety Zones
        Artillery Commands
        Live Fire
        Linstock
        Rolling Powder Charges
        Safety Rules
        2008 Hogtown Artillery Range Safety Rules


Resources:

        Forms:
                Morning Report
                Daily Report of Ordnance Stores
                Safety Checklist
                Artillery Reenacting Medical Form

        Unit Documents:
                2nd Florida Light Artillery Unit Handbook
                Enlistment Application
                Enlistment Form
                Confederate Recruiting Poster
                Federal Recruiting Poster

        History and Presentations:
                History of Field Artillery Insignia
                Reprint of Gibbon's Artillery Manual
                Reprint of Robert's US Artillery Handbook 1863
                History of the US Field Artillery
                Henry Knox and the Knox Trail
                Story of a Cannoneer
                Original Lyrics to Dixie
                Brief Commentary on the War Between the States
                Timeline of the War Between the States

        Muzzle-Loading Articles from ArtilleryPublications.com:

                What Is The Three-Minute Rule For Artillery Reenactors And Why Is It Important?

                What Are Artillery Safety Zones And Why Are They Important?

                What Are The Artillery Safety Rules And Why Are They Important?

                How Should Artillery Charges Be Rolled To Prevent Premature Firing?

                What Was The Most Commonly Used Ordnance During The War Between The States?

                What Are The Differences Between Firing Blanks And Firing Live Ammunition?

                How Was Field Artillery Organized During The War Between The States?

                What Are The Parts Of The Cannons Used During The War Between The States?

                What Are The Parts Of The Cannon Carriages Used During The War Between The States?