The National Civil War Artillery Association

and the

Sons of Veterans Reserve

of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Present A

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June 24, 2017

on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church, 2149 Lutheran Church Road, Beaufort, Missouri 63013

A School of the Piece, a muzzle-loading artillery safety qualification program for reenactors and living historians, was held June 24, 2017, on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, Missouri 63013. The program was presented by the National Civil War Artillery Association and the Sons of Veterans Reserve of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Sixty-seven cannoneers were qualified by nine NCWAA instructors.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
First-time school participants listen to a classroom presentation at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
Crews are instructed in field gun drill at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
A crew is instructed in mountain howitzer drill at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
Crews are instructed in mountain howitzer drill at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
Crews are instructed in mountain howitzer drill at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
Crews are instructed in mountain howitzer drill at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
A crew is instructed in mountain howitzer drill at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2015
Crews are instructed in field gun drill at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.

NCWAA School of the Piece at Beaufort, MO, 2017
Crews fire their pieces during a demonstration at the NCWAA School of the Piece on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO, June 24, 2017.