Winterset Iowa Civil War Reenactment

Winterset , Iowa
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Event Dates
external link iconOct 13 to Oct 15, 2023

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Winterset, IA 50273, USA
Lat: 41.3308, Long: -94.013

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Experience an unforgettable Civil War Reenactment at Winterset Iowa Civil War Reenactment

The Winterset Iowa Reenactment is back after 22 years away!!

Held during the Madison county covered bridge festival in Winterset, Iowa, the battle features thousands of feet of earthworks with a 200 acre battlefield. Artillery/cavalry/Infantry civilian sutlers all welcome separate camping for mainstream and authentics camp in the fortification earthworks. Some notable features include..

  • Major battles on saturday and sunday.
  • Turkey shoot planned sunday after the event. 
  • Confederate forces defending railroad lines.
  • Union forces defending telegraph lines.
  • Separate camps for mainstream and authentics.
  • Random skirmishes and sorties.

There is A LOT of information on the organizers website. Be sure to visit them and keep up to date. 

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The Iowa Light Artillery played an integral role during the civil war. Today, the unit is still alive and active through reenactment units around the midwest who specialize in recreating civil war battles. The unit is incredibly detailed and pays attention to precisely replicating uniforms, equipment, and weaponry from the civil war era. When they aren't out on the battlefield, members of these reenactment groups can be frequently found engaging in public educational events such as field days and public celebrations where they put on civil war-era demonstrations for excited crowds. Through these events, the participants pay their respects and remind us all of the battles waged for freedom so many years ago. It’s a remarkable demonstration that educates our communities on the civil war era and gives recognition to those who fought on behalf of American Independence.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Winterset Iowa Civil War Reenactment is not organized by Milsurpia. Milsurpia is an event directory. All questions pertaining to the event should be directed to the venue or organizer

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