The National Civil War Artillery Association

and the

Sons of Veterans Reserve

of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

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June 29, 2019

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.

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

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

A School of the Piece, a muzzle-loading artillery safety qualification program for re-enactors and living historians, will be held June 29, 2019, on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort, Missouri 63013. The program is presented by the National Civil War Artillery Association and the Sons of Veterans Reserve of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. A registration fee of $20 per participant receiving instruction should be prepaid. The fee includes a 2-year membership in the National Civil War Artillery Association. Please make checks payable to “4th Military District, SVR”.

NCWAA staff members will instruct and qualify. Cannoneers successfully completing the course will be issued a qualification card valid for two years.

Crews and guns from all muzzle-loading periods (Civil War and earlier) and serving under all flags are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reenactors and living historians who do not regularly serve with the artillery but who wish to extend their knowledge are also welcome. Interested individuals and units should contact Steve Allen, Turner Brigade, at (573) 578-5822, for registration materials, or click here for a downloadable version in Adobe pdf format. Registrations will close on June 8, 2019.

The event will be held on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church, 2149 Lutheran Church Road, Beaufort, Missouri 63013. Camping will be permitted on site. Water, straw, firewood, and indoor sanitary facilities will be provided free. The nearest motels are about 20 minutes away in Union for those participants who do not want to camp.

Click here for a map to the event site.

Click here for a downloadable version of the flyer in Adobe pdf format.