Up-dated on March 2, 2015
The Battle at Hawes Farm, 29 September 2014
A video by Charley Williams of Redding, Calif.
Civil War: The Untold Story
The R.A.C.W. is a non-profit, living history organization based in Northern California. Our goal is to perpetuate public awareness of, and stimulate interest in, the historical significance of the period in United States history termed "the War Between the States" and commonly called the American Civil War. Organized in 1991, our membership continues to grow.
We strive to recreate the drama, mannerisms and realities of life during that pivotal time in history. The RACW is composed of Confederate, Federal and Civilian representatives. We portray life as it was for members of both armies in the camps, on campaign and in battle, in addition to the impact this conflict had on civilians. Our members are dedicated to presenting the visiting public with the most authentic presentation of the Civil War era possible.
The RACW sponsors events in the Northern California area during the spring, summer and fall. Our events are co-sponsored by organizations who desire to bring an educational and entertaining event to their communities.
Individual members are also available for presentations to schools and community organizations. We can help you bring history alive in the classroom with reenactors wearing the clothing of the period, using the speech and mannerisms of the time and playing and singing the tunes of the 1860s. Hear their personal stories, taste their foods, try a few period crafts and enjoy a unique perspective into the past.
We are a family-friendly group who enjoy participating in an atmosphere of fellowship and camaraderie. If you are interested in joining the rapidly growing pastime of Civil War reenacting, visit our enlistment page to learn more.
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