**ATTENTION!!! Look for 2022 updated Event Schedule @ WCWA Events.

The Washington Civil War Association

(OPEN) "Mission Statement of the Washington Civil War Association"

"Presenting the Past to Preserve the Future" 
This is captured in the Gettysburg Reunion, years after the infamous Gettysburg address speech and battle, where the veterans of the Unions and of the Confederates are seen shaking hands with each other. There were over 50,000 veterans, making it the largest American convention for veterans in U.S. History.

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Both Union and Confederate BDE Staffs 

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Civil War Reenacting


The Washington Civil War Association (WCWA) is committed to honoring our ancestors, both Northern and Southern, who fought in or lived during the American Civil War. With this goal in mind, the WCWA sponsors living history encampments, battle reenactments, school programs, and recruiting drives throughout the state of Washington. The WCWA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to education.

The WCWA consists of smaller groups of reenactors formed to portray different units and organizations that existed during the American Civil War. These groups portray civilians, infantry, cavalry, artillery, navy, marines, engineers, surgeons, nurses, ministry and sutlers. They attend events sponsored by the WCWA to help recreate and educate the public about the events and attitudes of the time.

  Civil War Cannon

For more information about events, individual groups and units, or information about getting involved in reenacting, we invite you to explore the pages of this site or come visit us at one of our events.

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We honor Veterans service, past and present. After the Civil War, Many left the East and came out West, some were buried here in WA. If you are looking for one, or know of one, click here. CWV Buried in WA: