Ball's Bluff Battlefield Hero
Civil War
Partner Event

Hancock Society Cannon Training

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Hands-on Activity
June 22-23, 2019
Ball's Bluff Battlefield
Ball’s Bluff Road
Leesburg, VA 21076

Join members of the W.S. Hancock Society’s Branch of Historical Interpretation on the Ball's Bluff Battlefield as they represent members of the artillery in a “non-firing” interactive interpretive program that will discuss the workings of the field artillery and vital role that it played during the American Civil War. During their visit the visitors will be able to:

  • Visit with an artillery officer and enlisted men to learn what it took to operate, load and fire, a cannon during the Civil War. 
  • Explore the role and function of each member of a cannon crew by participate in a gun crew drill while learning about all the parts that make up an artillery cannon and its carriage. 
  • Discover how artillery was used and what kind of ammunition were used for different situations on the battlefield.

Program hours will be Saturday – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and  Sunday –10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

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