1st Missouri Light Artillery , Battery H
BATTERY H, 1st MISSOURI LIGHT ARTILLERY......... is part of the 18th Missouri Volunteer Infantry and the Union Battalion of the Southern Skirmish Association ( SoSkAn)
Formed in 2014 to provide Soskan with a regularly attending Federal Artillery company, the members of this battery are all from the 18th Missouri and the links between both units are very close.
Battery H consists of a 3 inch Parrot Rifle, commonly called "Polly", with a crew of four. The battery attends almost all Soskan events and is in action at all of them. Polly forms an excellent display at the end of the 18th's Company street and the crew drill and practice regularly to hone their skills. The crew rotate their positions regularly so that, if a crew member is absent, the others can operate efficiently. Battery H is growing fast and there are plans to add another Parrot to the battery, once crew numbers are sufficient.
Although part of the 18th Missouri, the day to day running of the 1st Mo Light Artillery is done by Glenn Roofthooft who can be contacted by e mail on
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