1st U.S. Artillery Battery"K" 


Historical Association

Java Village, N.Y. 14088



1st U.S. Artillery Battery History

The 1st Regiment U.S. Artillery was formed June 1, 1821 and Battery "K" was added in August of 1838. Battery "K" took part in the Mexican War, where Stonewall Jackson saw service with Battery "k".

For the next few years, Battery "K" served in the east and southwest. When the War Between the States broke out, Battery "K" was at Fort Taylor, Fl. Battery "K was sent north where they would soon become a Horse (mounted) Artillery Unit. They would see service in many places, including 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Reams Station and Cedar Creek to name a few.

After the War, Battery "K" went to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where they took part in the Indian Wars and the Spanish American War. Battery "K and the 1st U.S. Artillery has been changed to the 1st Field Artillery and have served their Country to this day.

The 1st U.S. Artillery Battery "K" was formed as a N-SSA Unit in the fall of 1971 and stood their inspection at the 45th nationals. The Unit has not missed a national since that date. As of this date, the team is a healthy, active unit of 16 members shooting musket, carbine, 2 mortars and 1 cannon in team competition. They are very proud of their past record in both history and the N-SSA.

1st U.S. Artillery "K" Battery

N-SSA (157 N.E.)

Officers 2003

Commander: Sergeant Major Howie Offaus
Deputy Commander: 1st Sergeant Jim Widrig
Paymaster: Sergeant Charles Stephen, Sr.
Adjutant: Sergeant Rick Lawrence
Quartermaster: Sergeant Dan Jedrzek
Ass't Quartermaster: Corporal Tracy Yott
Ordinance: Sergeant Wayne Waite

Members 2003

Ernie Yott, Jr.
David Yott
Raymond Barber
Charles Stephen, Jr.
Leo Johns
Dale Snyder
Chris Demmin
Rose Offhaus


Len Tokarczyk
John & Jane Kibler
Alice Ford
Betty Jo GIlbert

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