Reenacting in the Northwest

(Yes, it does exist!)

The main goals of the 116th Pennsylvania/54th Massachusetts are to honor our Civil War ancestors and educate the public about life during the American Civil War.

Our unit is one of 12 Union and 7 Confederate military reenacting units currently in the Northwest Civil War Council (NCWC).  The NCWC hosts four BATTLE REENACTMENTS and participates in three to five major PARADES each year. In addition to NCWC events, the 116th has monthly drills, gives school demonstrations throughout the year and has several "living history" events, which are non-battle encampments. Other events have included Washington Civil War Association events, California events, Memorial Day services, presentations at local museums, Scout expositions and Civil War grave rededications with the local Sons of Union Veterans camp.

School demonstrations are tailored to the size and age of each group. Most presentations involve teaching the students (and often their teachers) very basic drill and sampling rations.
LIVING HISTORIES are often held at Fort Hoskins, where our members assume the persona of the 4th California Infantry, and other local historic sites such as the Brunk House in Salem.
PARADES: We often join our color guard and the Oregon Fife and Drum Corps for local parades, including the Sheridan Days Parade and the Dallas Summerfest Parade.
DRILL: Our monthly drills are for training our military members in Civil War drill and tactics as well as reenactor safety.

Visitors are welcome at most events!
Please visit our event calendar for more information.

If you would like to schedule a school demonstration please contact Mark Stevens.

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