Battery H Civil War Re-enactors Visit TMA June 19 and 20

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Gilbert Gaul (American, 1855–1919), Battery H 1st Ohio Volunteers Light Artillery in Action at Cold Harbor. Oil on canvas, 1893. Framed: 10 x 6 ft. (305 x 183 cm). Lent by the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society.

On June 19 and 20, the modern Battery H Civil War re-enactors will present an educational demonstration on the Museum campus, including periodic live cannon firings. This Ohio-based re-enactment group represents the artillery battalion featured in Gilbert Gaul’s massive painting Battery H 1st Ohio Volunteers Light Artillery in Action at Cold Harbor, on loan to the Toledo Museum of Art from the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society for display in The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes. The group will be encamped on the grounds Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restored Civil War cannon will be fired at 8 p.m. Friday evening and then on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


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