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RECENT BRIGADE ACTIVITIES

ARTILLERY SCHOOL TRAINS 59 CANNONEERS

Twenty-three Turner Brigade members were joined by 36 other Union and Confederate cannoneers for an artillery safety school conducted by representatives of the National Civil War Artillery Association on June 27, 2009, at Jefferson Barracks County Park in south St. Louis County, Missouri. NCWAA Chairman-Elect Ethan Barnett, Secretary-Elect Suzannah Hicks and Todd Kiscaden of Virginia, assisted by Sons of Veterans Reserve Gen. Charles Corfman of Ohio, provided the latest information on artillery drill safety and procedures as recommended by the NCWAA.

 

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NCWAA Region XII Chief Inspector and Company M commander Capt. Randy Baehr instructs a crew in mountain howitzer drill.

 

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NCWAA Instructor and Company M Lt. Mike McCubbins instructs a crew in mountain howitzer drill.

 

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NCWAA Instructor Todd Kiscaden of Virginia instructs a crew in full-scale gun drill on a 6-pdr. gun.

 

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After instruction, some of the cannoneers man the guns of Company M to demonstrate what they have learned.

 

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NCWAA staff observe as the crews fire.

 

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Capt. Baehr commands preparation for another volley.

 

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