Welcome to the Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Home Page. Battery G, based in the northern Illinois area, is one of the premier Civil War artillery reenactment units in the country.

The picture above shows our educational camp at Vandalia,IL in 2015 were displays and presentations ran all day.  From far right is the commissary tent, to the left between the flags is the officers fly, the next tent with a fly in front is the telegraphe, the camp sutler fly is two tents to the left, and the Sanitary Commission fly is at the far left.

For more about us, here is a video made at the Vandalia Lincoln Heritage Festival;
2015 Lincoln Heritage Festival – Battery G

Please use the menu to explore the site and find more information about us.
These Civil War era photographs show some of the men and their canons, or a scene of camp life.  Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

 

If you want to give reenacting a try, Battery G has a section of uniforms for adults and children to use.  Us the contact page to let us know how many people to expact and their approximate sizes.  We also have tents for camping over night if you want the full experience.