3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers
Battery B 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers
Battery B is a living history military unit located in Central Pennsylvania portraying a Union Civil War Artillery Battery. Our goal is to perform within the army regulations of 1861 - 1865. Battery B was one of the twelve companies of the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. It entered service in 1862 and was discharged in 1865. The Battery initially served as prison guard detail at Fort Delaware near Wilmington. They were then transferred to Fort Monroe at Hampton Roads, Virginia. While there they served as gunners on naval ships and the siege lines around Richmond.
Today, the reenactment unit is based out of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania with members from all over PA and nearby states. Battery B participates in local and out of state events.
Battery B's full history: