National Civil War Association events are listed as larger headings. The NCWA has reciprocal attendance arrangements with the organizations listed as well.
Featured Image Courtesy of Howard Gold.
The Blue Gray Ball
January 8, 2022
At last, a chance to dance the night away while showing off your dress uniforms and finest silks and laces! The Blue Gray Ball will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at 9325 Main Street, in Plymouth, CA. There will be a dessert potluck and non-alcoholic drinks available, and the evening will begin with the Presentation of the Debutantes–all young ladies between 14 and 18 are invited to participate. We wish to thank Jon Nickerson-Tremayne for creating and inviting us to this delightful event.
School of the Soldier – Mahon Ranch – Elk Grove, CA
March 19 – 20 (set-up March 18)
Come and see your friends and brush up your skills to be ready for our upcoming 2022 season!
Mahon Ranch – Elk Grove, CA – April 30-May 1 (School Day April 29)
10171 Grantline Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Join us again at this great site for our first fight of the year!
Friday, April 29 – School Day – 9:00 a.m.
Classes from local schools will march from station to station to hear presentations on various aspects of the Civil War experience.
For information on how your class can participate in the the School Day, please contact Midirise Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, May 1
9:00 a.m. – Camps open to the public 9:00 a.m. – Camps open to the public
10:00 a.m. – Dress Parade 10:00 a.m. – Church Call
12:00 noon – Camps close 12:30 p.m. – Camps close
12:30 p.m. – First Battle 1:00 p.m. – Battle
2:30 p.m. – Camps close 3:00 p.m. – Camps close for the day
3:00 p.m. – Second Battle
5:00 p.m. – Camps close for the day
Generally speaking the NCWA does not allow dogs at our events. If you absolutely must bring your dog for whatever reason, there is a procedure for doing so. First, you must get the approval of your branch commander – Union Colonel, Confederate Colonel, or Civilian Mayor. You must also get the approval of the entire Admin Board – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. This must be done PRIOR TO THE EVENT. If this has not been done, the dog WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE EVENT. Any dogs attending NCWA events must be kept under control at all times. Nobody wants their gear to be chewed up or have a leg lifted on it, and nobody wants to step in an unexpected surprise. If you show up with a dog and have not gone through the above procedure, you and your dog will be asked to leave.
NCWA Rules, page 27:
ANIMALS: Members, guest participants, and spectators are not allowed to have dogs at NCWA controlled events. The only animals allowed are horses, mules, oxen and fowl; approved by the Branch Commanders prior to the event and safety tested, if appropriate. Any exceptions must be approved by the Branch Commanders and the Administrative Board prior to the event.
Dog Island Park – April 29-May 1
1360 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA
Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive,
Placerville, CA 95667
The NCWA will have an exhibit featuring tents and a cannon, and will need volunteers to help explain what we do to visitors, and to assist with “dry drills” on the cannon. Please contact President Skott Borello at 530-886-8822 so your name can be added to the gate list for free admission. An excellent recruiting opportunity!
The Battle of Cottonwood Creek at Stone Ranch – Esparto, CA – May 27, 28, 29
Watch the Rebs and Yanks go at it among the rolling hills of this beautiful site.
School Day May 27th, Reenactment May 28th and 29th, 2022
LOCATION: Yolo Land & Cattle in Yolo County, 24445 County Road 25 Esparto, CA 95627
PUBLIC ENTRY DONATION FEE $10.00 per Adult & Kids 10 Years and under free!
There is a 1900-era red barn that has potable drinking water & power, but it’s always best to bring your own water. I am looking forward to seeing you all again. Please contact me at cosme_mnz@ yahoo.com or Cosme Munoz (530) 863-9425 if you have any questions. Please print and fill out the Event Waiver Form, and bring it with you to the event.
Graeagle, CA – Plumas County – July 1-4
Duncan’s Mills Civil War Days – Duncan’s Mills, CA
July 16 & 17 – cancelled
San Benito County Historical Park – Tres Piños, CA – September 16, 17, 18 (School Day September 16)
When the Yankees capture the town of Three Pines, the Rebs are ready to take it back!
Hawes Ranch – Redding, CA – September 23, 24, 25