Battery F, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery

Ames 6-Pounder with Limber

Battery F, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery is the Civil War reenactment unit of the Newport Artillery Company, America's oldest military unit operating under its original charter (granted in 1741).

Battery F participates in numerous Civil War events throughout the northeast region. Members of Battery F also serve as instructors at Civil War camps as well as living history presentations - a testimony to their proficiency and professionalism. Battery F "galvanizes" as the South Carolina Palmetto Battery.


"Do you, your family, or someone you know, have a personal link to the Rhode Island Civil War Veterans or Battery F? If so, please let us know by letter or Click Here to email us."

Battery F is a family oriented unit with an emphasis on fun without compromising safety or authenticity.

Scenes from the 2002 Fort Adams Reenactment

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Reproduction of Battery F's Original Guidon
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History of Battery F Battery Roster Artillery Pieces
Campaign Schedule Related Websites Contact Information

(Original Illustration drawn for Harper's Weekly by R.F. Zogbaum in 1894.)

History of Battery F, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.

6-pounder Ames Field Gun in Action at Hammonassett, Connecticut

2002 Campaign Schedule

Artillery Pieces

Battery Roster

Links to Related Websites

"God Fights on the Side with the Best Artillery."


Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Battery F, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
c/o The Artillery Company of Newport
P.O. Box 14
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 846-8488

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This page was last updated on January 14, 2004.

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