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Reynolds’ Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery is chartered by the NY State Board of Education with the stated  purpose and  objectives  to inform,  instruct and educate the public as to the life and trials of a Civil War Artillery soldier during the 1860’s. In recognition of the training provided by the Battery to its members and the Reenactment community the 2012 George MacDonald Award for Outstanding Service was presented to Richard Henderson and John Beatty with Reynolds' Battery. 


Rick Lake stepped in, in 2015 to take on the role of Regional Inspector for the NCWAA and carry on the Artillery Training at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown NY. Rick also honored to receive the George McDonald Award.

Living History events include weekend and one day encampments, school days, and commemorations. Among recent living history events are the Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg, Waterloo, NY Memorial Day Celebrate Commemorate weekend, the Rochester Memorial Day Parade, the Waterloo Memorial Day parade, Appomattox Court House in Virginia, Spangler Farm in Gettysburg, Old Fort Niagara, Fredonia University, Boy Scout Camp at Donald Miller Park in North Tonawanda, Buffalo Inner Harbor and the Rose Hill Mansion..

Reynolds’ Battery is a 501c3 Living History Educational Corporation chartered by the New York State Educational Board of Regents. We are dedicated to the perpetuation and remembrance of the importance of the American Civil War. Our Living History programs can be molded to your needs and interests: from discussions of the cause of the Civil War to the military aspects of war, to include more mundane life of soldiers and civilians of the 1860’s time period.

Each year the Battery attends events throughout New York State and national events in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland. Each year sees the battery traveling to: Old Fort Niagara, & Lain's Mill, Canisteo (NY), Daniel Lady Farm, Gettysburg (Pennsylvania), Hale's Farm Village & Historic Zoar Village (Ohio), and Cedar Creek (VA) among others. To view our entire schedule, please click here.

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