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What does a soldier do? (coming soon!)

2018 Events

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Hart Park on April 21-22 is a 'Go'!  Go to the Event Page for more information and the waiver form.  

Ed Mann

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


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. 

Our Purpose

The Moorpark Event was a great success!  Thanks to all who participated!  For all who missed it, please consider coming next year.

Ed Mann

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. 

Latest News

  • Blue and Gray, Moorpark,‚Äč March 17-18
  • Cowboy Festival, Santa Clarita, April 21-22
  • Huntington Beach Historical Society, Huntington Beach, September 1-2

  • Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, November 3-4

Civil War Alliance

Coordinating US Civil War reenactment events in Southern California

Spectator Information (coming soon!)