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Members of Company K, 1st Missouri Light Artillery, work their Parrott at the 2010 reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob at the Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob, Missouri.
COMPANY K, 1st MISSOURI LIGHT ARTILLERY
Company K is the Turner Brigade's large-gun battery. The battery now fields two full-scale 10-pounder Parrott rifles.
With its large guns, Company K represents Turner artillery at national events, serving with guns of the Frontier Battalion, Frontier Brigade, 1st Federal Division. Members of both Companies of Turner artillery served on two of Company K's 10-pounder Parrotts and its former 6-pounder gun at the 2000 Battle of Wilson's Creek, on two Parrotts at the 135th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1999, and on its former 6-pounder at the 135th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1998.
For an official history of the various units of the 1st Missouri Light Artillery during the War of the Rebellion, read the excerpt of Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri for the Year ending December 31, 1865.
For information about Company K, contact:
Capt. Gary Dunakey, Company K commander