Echoing through the Camps—Songs from the Civil War

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

Presented by Fr. John (Pvt. K) Kwiecien

Fr. John (Pvt. K) Kwiecien will perform songs reflecting army life and popular songs of the Civil War era. Fr. John Kwiecien belongs to the 1st NY Light Field Artillery, Battery L (Reynolds Battery). Fr. John Kwiecien  is also the Pastor of Most Precious Blood Church in Angola, NY.

The original Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery, was raised by John A. Reynolds of Rochester, New York, in September of 1861; Recruits were drawn mostly from Rochester, the core of which came from the 54th National Guard Regiment, the Rochester Union Grays, but ranged from all over Western & Northern New York, and Canada. On October 18, 1861, the Battery was officially mustered into the United States Army in Elmira, New York.

The Reynolds’ Reenactment Battery was formed in 1982 and in 1987 was incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Educational Corporation under the New York State Board of Regents. Reynolds’ Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery is chartered by the NY State Board of Education with the stated purpose and objectives to inform, instruct and educate the public as to the life and trials of a Civil War Artillery soldier during the 1860s. For more information and a schedule of Reynold’s Battery events visit their website at

This program is free and open to the public.


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