Iowa Civil War Reenactment Organization


About Us ( as well as how to contact us)

Membership and benefits

Activities/Events for 2017

Event Photos

Our Units:
•  4th IA Vol Inf
•  3rd Lt Field Artillery
•  7th Cavalry
•  9th KY Vol Inf
•  Cobbs Field Artillery

•  Invalid Corps

(see tribute to Cedric Ruby in this folder)
•  Civilians

Clothing&Equipment Needs

Items for Sale

Useful Links

Facebook Link


  The Army of the Southwest is a group of Iowa Civil War Reenactors dedicated to educating people of all ages about the Civil War through reenactments, school programs, and historical events. Our 40+ members come from throughout southwest Iowa. The unit consists of Confederate and Union infantry, artillery, and cavalry. In addition we have a strong group of period civilians.

Anytime is a good time to refresh those drill habits! Click on Infantry Drill to see our approach. Have a great reenactment season and check our activities/events schedule for 2017 (the tab in left column).

It is a new season! Check the list of upcoming events as some have been added and others the dates changed for the 2017. Change always in progress. NEXT UP - Winterset October 14 - 15.

For an in-depth internet resource page, see our Useful Links tab on the left column. This page has been completely updated and re-done August 2016 by our President, OJ Fargo. We're always willing to add useful sites.

Our group at New Virginia, July 2014. Click on Events/Photos (left column) to see additional photos of our unit and members at various events. The Marshalltown 2007 reenactment at the Soldiers Home has been recently updated. NEW - photos of the 2017 Knoxville reenactment here.


Look here for some outstanding photos of the 3rd IA Lt. Field Artillery in action with night firing.

Click here for Des Moines Register pictures of our members drawing attention to the 150th Civil War anniversary.

Our own John Fitzsimmons, 9th KY Vol Inf, is a great battlefield artist. View a couple of his drawings here or under the Event Photos tab in left column(more to follow).


Note: right heading picture is of "he old flag again on Sumter- raised (on a temporary staff formed of an oar and boathook) by Captain H. M. Bragg, of General Gillmore's staff, February 18th, 1865."— Frank Leslie, 1896.
Left heading picture is of the first confederate flag (March 4 to May 21, 1861) called the Stars and Bars and flown over the dome in Montgomery, Alabama, the Confederate capitol.