Welcome to the Battle Born Civil War Reenactors


Battle Born Civil War Reenactors are now accepting pre-orders for our first ever BBCWR CookBook - Recipes from the Heart. These are tentatively expected to ship in June. (Cookbooks are $11 each when purchased online, Shipping or Local Pickup can be selected during checkout, Shipping is $4/book)

The Battle Born Civil War Reenactors would like to thank the NRA Foundation for their generous grant which allowed the purchase of 2 cannons, rifles and uniforms.

“The National Rifle Association of America was founded in 1871 as a direct result of the Civil War. The First President of the NRA was Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. He was very discouraged with the northern recruits he got during the war. Union Army records for the Civil War indicate that its troops fired about 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier hit, causing General Burnside to lament his recruits: "Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manual of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broad side of a barn!”

The NRA has become one of the United States' largest certifying bodies for firearm safety training and proficiency training courses for police departments, recreational hunting, and child firearm safety. “

We are an association consisting of individuals and families dedicated to pursuing and encouraging family oriented fun and participation in Civil War Reenacting while also educating and sharing history with our fellow citizens about the events surrounding the American Civil War.

The Battle Born Civil War Reenactors is a private, fully recognized 501-(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization in Northern Nevada and North Eastern California that uses Living History as means of helping the public gain a better understanding of the American Civil War and how it help shape the country we live in today. We are members of the Pacific Area Civil War Reenactors

Here one has the opportunity to recreate portions of the past in ways that help the spectator and participant alike to discover and learn more about their history and the people who lived it. Folks from all walks of life participate in the BBCWR. The reenactors don authentically reproduced clothing and uniforms, shoulder period muskets, cook over open fires, sleep in canvas tents and participate in battle reenactments and civilian life. Some even speak in the dialect of the era - we call it Living History.

The American Civil War, fought from 1861-1865, is a pivotal moment in the history of the United States. With a flash of the Officer's sword, followed by the command "Attention Company", you begin your journey back in time and experience life as a soldier of the American Civil War.

The military wing of the BBCWR is comprised of both Union and Confederate forces, including infantry, cavalry and artillery. Both the Union and Confederate Brigades are recreations of actual regiments and companies that fought in the American Civil War.

The Civilian and Non-Combatant Corps, attempts to show people how the civilian population lived while the war took place and the civilian social and medical organizations that supported the troops in the field.