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The Civil War Alliance is an informal association of independent reenactor units working together to participate in an ad hoc fashion at sponsored reenactments.  Military reenactors, primarily from the Union Army of the West and the Confederate Army of the West, and associated civilian reenactors, join forces and participate in quality events throughout Southern California.  These events are, quite simply, the largest and best Civil War reenactments in the region. 

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Our Purpose

Civil War Alliance

Coordinating US Civil War reenactment events in Southern California

Spectator Information (coming soon!)

To educate the public on the history of the Civil War via live demonstrations of soldier drill, battle reenactments, and civilian life during 1861-1865.  The participants are primarily from reenactor organizations based in Southern California.


These demonstrations include performing the normal activities of Civil War soldiers and civilians at an encampment and battle, such as sentry/guard duty, drill, camp chores, participating in march/maneuver/combat on the battlefield, and interacting with fellow soldiers and the public as a Civil War persona. 

So you want to participate?

What does a soldier do? (coming soon!)

Events

A new event at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is be held at Hart Park on April 22-23, 2017.  The city has acquired new property that greatly improves access and the battlefield area.


Ed Mann

The Alliance conducts events throughout the year over most of Southern California.

  • Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, March 4-5
  • Blue and Gray, Moorpark, April 1-2
  • Cowboy Festival, Santa Clarita, April 22-23
  • Huntington Beach Historical Society, Huntington Beach, September 2-3
  • ‚ÄčTom's Farm, Corona, October 14-15

The Moorpark Event is now scheduled for April 1-2, 2017 at Hitch Ranch in Moorpark.  The new location offers hundreds of acres of land to host the event.  Click on the orange 'More' icon (above right) to go to the event page for the full story!


Ed Mann