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Civilian Corps

Coordinator:  Nickolas Marinelli (2023),
Brooke Ewy (2024)

Surprisingly, not everyone who lived in America from 1861 through 1865 served in the military.  Shocking, right?


As it turns out, our country’s population at that time was just over thirty million but only about ten percent of that population served in the military.  Who were the other ninety percent and what did they do all day? 

From the perspective of a reenactor, if you want to participate in an ACWA event—but a military impression isn't your cup of tea—what can you do?  Well, you can be a nineteenth-century civilian, that’s what!  You can present a civilian impression and educate the public about civilian life on the homefront.  You can camp with other like-minded civilian reenactors.  You can even wear impressive nineteenth century civilian attire in public!

We are re-building our troupe of civilian reenactors following the recent pandemic, which nearly devastated our club and our hobby.  If you would like to be a part of this newly-rebuilt civilian reenactor troupe, please contact our Civilian Coordinator at and share your thoughts and ideas.

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