|Sky Blue Trousers
|Union Artillery Shell Jacket
|Bummer, Forage or Kepi
|Mounted Belt Buckle
|The size of your A frame doesn't matter.
|Present Hampton's Battery F
|Honoring Both Past and Present Every Day
|Hampton's Membership ~ 2018
|MOST ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT
HAMPTON'S BATTERY F SINCE 1994
this List Originated in 1994
By Hampton's Battery F*
*HOW OLD MUST YOU BE TO BECOME A MEMBER?
(You must be 16 years of age or older) and to serve on the cannon crew. Younger members may be
admitted on an individual basis in a non-firing
capacity, a PARENT must be present at all activities. The younger members
can be placed in a non-firing position, such as a flag bearer.
*WILL I NEED TO GET MY UNIFORM IMMEDIATELY?
No, but try to be in a basic artillery uniform and have your basic accouterments to start participating.
In this Battery you will wear your uniform accordantly to military regulation, until told otherwise.
*WILL I NEED TO ATTEND EVERY EVENT TO REMAIN A MEMBER?
No, in this Battery it is not required.
*BESIDES REENACTING, WHAT ELSE IS THIS UNIT INVOLVED IN?
This unit participates in dedications, parades, living histories, memorial services
and fund raising activities.
*HOW STRICT ARE YOU ABOUT AUTHENTICITY AND UNIT POLICY?
We try to be as authentic as possible, no modern items are used only when necessary. The membership
is guided by our By-Laws that the organization has agreed to since the unit was formed.
*HOW MUCH ARE YOUR DUES?
General Membership at present is $20.00 per person and for a family it is $30.00 per year.
Additional $10.00 per member or family is required for unit insurance. "This is required at this time."
*IF A BATTERY IS 6 GUNS, HOW CAN YOU BE A BATTERY WITH ONLY ONE GUN?
At reenactments our unit camps as Hampton’s Battery F. Our gun or guns are put together with others
to make up a full Battery at certain events.
*HOW ABOUT MY FAMILY?
Your family is welcome! They are expected to follow the same rules as the rest of the membership.
*WHAT DO YOU USE THE DUES FOR?
To help purchase insurance, primers, cannon powder, upkeep of the cannon, limber, trailer and our
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Robert J. Brown
PO Box 46
Spring Mills, Pa. 16875
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (814) 349-8189 before 9:00 P.M.
Dues are $20.00 per person and $30.00 for family.
HOW DO YOU BECOME A MEMBER
The Hampton’s Battery F is selective in what we seek as members of this unit. We are looking for
people who have a genuine interest in the Civil War and a sincere willingness to authentically recreate
the life of a Union soldier in the Artillery. If you are interested in our organization, here are the steps
you need to follow to join:
MEET THE MEMBERS
The first step is to meet the members of Hampton’s Battery F. Every unit has a different personality to
it, and perhaps you would feel better with another Battery. If interested in our Battery, come see us at
one of our events and decide whether you like this hobby. Understand, reenacting can be at times a
physical and strenuous hobby to be involved in.
EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST TO US
Next, if you have decided you would like to try us out, get in touch with us and let us know you are
interested. Give us some background about yourself and ask any questions you may have. You can be
placed on our e-mailing list and be invited to observe a future event.
BECOME A MEMBER
Once we have gotten acquainted with each other and you have read our By-Laws and fully understand
our organizational rules, then you will be voted in as a member. In some cases you maybe voted in as a
probationary member if you have been with another unit. In this unit there is no number of required
events to attend. After your first battle you will be given your cross cannons and the Company “F” to
put on your cap by the Commander.
UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT
You must acquire a basic uniform and the minimum equipment to participate in events with the
Battery in order to present a good cannoneers impression. If need the membership will be glad to guide
you to places were you can find good quality uniforms and equipment to purchase. It is not a good
idea too cut corners nor buy on impulse. This hobby is expensive enough without having to buy
something twice again. We do not recommend any one particular Civil War Sutler to purchase from.
All have different prices and quality of merchandise. We do recommend for you to take your time to
compare and look for specials.
Your Basic Uniform
Civil War period shoes “Brogans,” $65 to $95 Boots, $175 to $235
Federal Issue (sky-blue kersey) foot trousers and suspenders - $45 to $95
Artillery Shell Jacket with red piping - $55 to $120
Model 1858 Forage (“bummer’s”) cap - $35 to $45
Federal Issue Shirt - $22 - $35
Your Basic Equipment
Tarred Haversack US (food bag) $26 to $32
Model 1858 US Canteen with blue covering, Stainless $48 and Tin $29.95
Cup, knife, fork, spoon, plate - $35
Sword belt and buckle $45 - $95 or Belt with US Plate - $24 to $35
“A” Tent basic size $145 to $165
Optional items you should eventually get.
Federal Issue overcoat (Great Coat) $159 to $189
(Prices and Quality will vary from source of suppliers)
|Application Print Out
General - Is Full Membership
|Board of Directors
|President - Robert Brown
Vice President - Jimmy Brown
Acting Secretary - Jimmy Brown
Treasurer - Joyce Brown
|Your Basic Artillery Uniform And Equipment
|"Our sign used on our tow vehicles"
Design and art work by Robert J. Brown
You must have written permission from Mr Brown
through Hampton's Battery F to copy it's design.
|Memorial Day Services
Every year Hampton's Gun No. 1 travels to 11 cemeteries firing
with the American Legion Post 444 Honor Guard
|Brush Valley Cemeteries
|Penns Valley Cemeteries
|Hampton's Battery F
|~ In Honor And Memory Of ~
Corporal ~ Tim Galloway
Private ~ Frank Neshteruk
Private ~ Tom Gressman
|Private Frank Neshteruk
|Corporal Tim Galloway
|Sergeant Luke Porter
State College, Pa.