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Old Fort MacArthur Days - San Pedro, CA, July 9
- 10, 2016
Orange County History Museum - Santa Ana, CA, August 6
- 7, 2016
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The ACWS has been named #17 of the top reenactment groups in the
country by Recollections Blog, and not just Civil war reenactment
groups. Shown above is a group picture of ACWS participants taken
at the Orange Empire Railroad Museum at the event in May of 2016.
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The ACWS is the largest and safest Civil War reenacting associations
in Southern California, boasting an annual membership, by year-end,
of about 400 plus re-enactors and civilians. We are a family oriented,
nonprofit, organization dedicated to educating the public through
both military and civilian impression. In addition to our military
and civilian impressions, we have re-enactors who portray Abraham
Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, and
General Robert E. Lee.
Our military roganization is divided into two divisions:
one Union and one Confederate. Each
division is composed of three brigades- the infantry, artillery,
mounted and dismounted
cavalry brigades. We boast such units as the 71st Pennsylvania (First
the 7th Wisconsin (Iron Brigade), the 4th US Battery B Artillery, the
8th Illinois Volunteer
Cavalry, the 5th US Battery Battery D Artillery, the 2nd Kentucky
McGowans Brigade of Sharpshooters 1st CO., the Louisiana Special
Battalion, Company B,
"Wheat's Tigers" the 8th Louisiana Infantry, the Washington Artillery
of New Orleans, and
the Sussex Light Dragoons to name a few.
The ACWS Civilian Corps is one of the finest
organizations on the West Coast. Our town of "Remembrance" is inhabited
by civilian reenactors and their households and townspeople displaying
period crafts and trades. Our events at reenactments include a fashion
show, a civilian tea, programs for children, a cadet corps, a young
ladies finishing school, a brass band, a fully operational field
hospital, church services, and much more. Each Saturday evening at an
event we have a dance with the Occasional Strings playing and Tom
Atkins calling the dance. At one event each year we even have a period
base ball game.