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On 4-5 May 2024, join Civil War Historical Impressions as we support the Friends of the Wilderness in hosting “A Devilish Entanglement”: the 160th Battle of the Wilderness! This will be an authentic force-on-force event featuring multiple scenarios and intense experiences. More importantly, this event will directly impact historic preservation of the Wilderness Battlefield in support of the Friends of the Wilderness and Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. The Wilderness Run Vineyard and 1781 Brewing Company will also benefit from patronage bolstered by our presence on 60 acres of their property, which they have graciously made available to us. Thank you!

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Join us at Cedar Creek – both this fall and next, to participate in a unique portrayal that goes well beyond the average experience of line infantry. This fall’s effort will be smaller, centered on a company or two on each side, to offer a chance to practice skirmishing skills and develop a sense of what will be expanded upon. 2024’s focus on sharpshooters will culminate in the goal of fielding not one, but two sharpshooter battalions (one US and one CS) as the campaigner adjunct at the 160th Cedar Creek in support of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation’s event and their preservation efforts. To our knowledge, this is the first time opposing sharpshooter battalions can be recreated to clash on original ground as the original cast did. Care is being taken to ensure that these campaigner battalions get a quality experience out of this adjunct effort. You won’t want to miss this one!

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Latest Events

  • 160th Gettysburg: Spangler Farm Living History
    Spangler Farm | Gettysburg, PA | 30 June – 2 July 2023CWHI returned to the Gettysburg Foundation’s Spangler Farm for another weekend of living history to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on 1-3 July 1863. This year’s programming expanded its focus on the aftermath of the pivotal three-day battle with emphasis… Read More »160th Gettysburg: Spangler Farm Living History
  • 160th Chancellorsville
    1781 Brewery & Wilderness Run Vineyards | Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA | 6-7 May 2023A year in the making, CWHI’s Bill Billerd rounded up an exceptional team to commemorate the 160th Battle of Chancellorsville with a unique living history event hosted at the 1781 Brewery. Over 200 living historians and reenactors turned out to portray the… Read More »160th Chancellorsville
  • MTA ’23: An Award Winning Weekend!
    Jamestown Settlement | Williamsburg, VA | March 18-19, 2023 It was an award winning weekend for CWHI at Jamestown Settlement’s annual event, “Military Through the Ages”. This year’s rendition of this unique event showcased over 500 living historians interpreting military life from 500 BC to the present across 46 various camps, displays, or scenes. Over… Read More »MTA ’23: An Award Winning Weekend!

Latest News

  • Rally behind the Virginians!
    We are pleased to announce that The Stonewall Brigade has voted to join our coalition as an affiliated unit alongside its sister units, the 2nd Wisconsin, Independent Grays, and the Allegheny Volunteer Guard! In doing so, all of us are further contributing to a mission greater than ourselves. A fixture in Civil War reenacting and… Read More »Rally behind the Virginians!
  • Scholar and Leader Joins CWHI!
    CWHI is elated to announce that Scot Buffington has joined its board as a Reenacting Liaison Director. In doing so, Scot brings considerable skill and acumen as both an organizer and an educator that has benefitted many units, events, and programs in the world of interpreting living history to the public. Scot has been involved… Read More »Scholar and Leader Joins CWHI!
  • A Servant Leader Joins CWHI
    CWHI is pleased to announce Brian Gesuero has joined its board as Reenacting Liaison Director. In this role, Brian will bring considerable experience and skill as a leader within the hobby. With an ever increasing passion for history, Brian became a reenactor in 1980 in joining an infantry unit to portray an enlisted soldier. Marching… Read More »A Servant Leader Joins CWHI