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 24, 2023

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 re-enactors and living historians, was held June 24, 2023, on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church, 2149 Lutheran Church Road, 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. Twenty-one-cannoneers were qualified by eight NCWAA instructors.

SVR Lt. Col. Tom Brown, commander of the 4th Military District, observed the activities.

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NCWAA Region XII Co-Chief Inspector Steve Allen (second from right in uniform) welcomes participants to the 2023 Region XII School of the Piece, co-sponsored by the National Civil War Artillery Association and the 4th Military District of the Sons of Veterans Reserve of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, held on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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Lt. Col. Tom Brown (at right in uniform), commander of the 4th Military District of the Sons of Veterans Reserve of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, welcomes participants to the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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NCWAA Region XII Co-Chief Inspector Bruce Clark (at left in corporalís uniform) steps through the NCWAA artillery drill with a volunteer crew in a demonstration for participants during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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Instructor Nancy Knotts (at right) instructs a participant crew in the field gun drill on Landisís Batteryís Ordnance Rifle during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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NCWAA Region XII Co-Chief Inspector Steve Allen (at front in vest) begins the classroom instruction of first-time school participants during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023. A third of this schoolís participants were attending for the first time.

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Instructor Nancy Knotts (at left) instructs a participant crew in the field gun drill on Landisís Batteryís Ordnance Rifle during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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Instructor Charlie Tullock (at left) instructs a participant crew in the mountain howitzer drill on Turner Company Mís Woodruff gun during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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Instructor Charlie Tullock (at rear) instructs a participant crew in the mountain howitzer misfire drill on Turner Company Mís Woodruff gun during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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Instructors John Pickett (at right) and Damon Sumpter (at rear) instructs a participant crew in the mountain howitzer misfire drill on Turner Company Mís bronze mountain howitzer during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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NCWAA Region XII Co-Chief Inspector Steve Allen (at left) discusses the employment of artillery during classroom instruction of first-time school participants during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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Participant crews take their places at their guns to prepare for the firing demonstration at the close of the school during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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A participant crew fires Turner Company Mís bronze mountain howitzer during the firing demonstration at the close of the school during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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Participant crews fire Landisís Batteryís Ordnance rifle and the 3rd Iowa Batteryís Parrott rifle together in a section fire during the firing demonstration at the close of the school during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.

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A participant crew fires Turner Company Mís Woodruff gun during the firing demonstration at the close of the school during the 2023 NCWAA Region XII School of the Piece on the grounds of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Beaufort,MO, June 24, 2023.