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 2021 (the tab in left column).
NOTE: Because of the COVID-19 virus many events might be postponed to later in the summer. Check the events page frequently.
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 by our President, OJ Fargo. We're always willing to add useful sites.
John in BLUE - a very rare occasion! Click on Events/Photos (left column) to see additional photos of our unit and members at various events. NEW - photos of the 2019 season events - 2 events.
Look here for some outstanding photos of the 3rd IA Lt. Field Artillery in action with night firing.
Our own John Fitzsimmons, 9th KY Vol Inf, is a great battlefield artist. View some of his drawings here or under the Event Photos tab in left column(more to follow).
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.