The Battery Today

 Taylor's Battery on the field at Antietam, Maryland in 1997

    The Taylor's Battery of today is a nonprofit educational organization whose goal is to educate the public about the typical life of a soldier serving during the War Between the States. We do this at school presentations and living histories in the Chicago land area along with several other units.  We also attend battle reenactments and we are a popular attraction for local area Memorial Day and 4th of July Parades.  We even lend a hand for three different Symphonies during the summer as "percussion"  for Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

    Taylor's Battery is also involved with local area preservation and commemoration. Recently the Battery was involved in the reburial ceremony of a U.S. 7th Cavalry member at Fort Sheridan Cemetery and the placement of headstones for members of the original Taylor's Battery at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.  Also, in this section you will be able to view our current event scheduleTaylor's Battery is a family oriented group that encourages everyone to be involved.  We have a strong civilian membership who participate in our parades and living histories. In the section  about the Ladies of the Battery you will be able to see how the ladies in our group are involved.  When Taylor's Battery is in the field or marching in a parade we try to represent the typical Union Artilleryman as best as we can.  See some examples and explanations of the Enlisted man's Uniforms and the Officer's Uniforms worn by the Union Army while in the field from 1861 to 1865. 

 

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