1st Michigan Light Artillery is a group of civil war reenactors from the Spokane, Washington area. 1st Michigan Light Artillery strives to portray the Civil War soldier as accurately as possible. This is a club that plans on having a great time while we make every effort to show our camp visitors the day to day routine of soldier and civilian during the Civil War.
1st Michigan is a family organization. We want the entire family, whether soldier or civilian, to be a part of the club and enjoy the camp life and comradery too!
Above and beyond the actual battle re-enactment, there are many activities for the entire family to participate in: games, dancing, tea parties, barbecues and potlucks. Every fall, there is a ball and a Christmas Party in December.
The re-enactment is a campout; whether you choose to stay in period camp or modern camp.
It's also about making new friends, sitting around the campfire, visiting other camps, playing old style games with hoops, marbles and cards.
Of course, the main attraction of civil war reenacting is the battle. We participate in several major events each summer with dozens of battles ... follow the link in the navigation area to the left to find a schedule of events.
Reenactors from around Washington and Oregon participate in these events. They are great fun for participants and spectators alike.
1st Michigan Light Artillery has two cannons: a ten-pound Parrot rifle and a 12-pound mountain howitzer. We love to make them BOOM!
This photo is of the mountain howitzer firing at dusk at the Little Diamond event.
1st Michigan Light Artillery has immediate openings for artillery crew and civilians. Follow the link in the navigation panel at left to find out how to join.