Author Archive for Gary Van Kauwenbergh

The History of the ACWSA Gary Van Kauwenbergh

The History ofThe American Civil War Shooting Assn.20 Year Anniversary Gary Van Kauwenbergh, 8/15/2019 This year American Civil War Shooting Assn. (ACWSA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  This brief history of our organization commemorates the occasion. The ACWSA did not invent the sport of skirmishing, and to understand its story, [ » ]

The History of the ACWSA

Racine, WI Outreach Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Stephen Sherry gave a presentation on the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry to about 50 Sons of Norway members at their meeting in Racine, Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The soldiers 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry were ethnically Norwegian, and known as the Norwegian ‘Bear Hunters’.  The presentation was part of [ » ]

2018 Milton, WI School Day Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Stephen Sherry, Al Borland and Gary Van Kauwenbergh hosted a station covering small arms use in the Civil War at the Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Association’s School Day on May 17, 2018 in Milton, Wisconsin.  About 2,000 students from the area schools attended.  There were over two dozen stations covering [ » ]

15 WI at Kenosha Civil War Expo Gary Van Kauwenbergh

The ACWSA was represented at the 2018 Civil War Museum Expo by Daniel Christiansen and Steve Sherry of the 15th Wisconsin.  It was a good crowd and many people were interested.  Hand brochures were handed out and many individuals expressed the interest in attending our skirmishes at Bristol this summer.

Hunting Pictures Gary Van Kauwenbergh

ACWSA Member Sharing their Hunting Pictures 2017 Updates Dick Tessmann copes with the deer infestation at his home near Rhinelander, where we hold our Labor Day skirmish. Rebecca Ortwerth, daughter of Doug Ortwerth (2WI) shot her first deer in October 2017 during the early youth season in Missouri.  A button [ » ]

ACWSA Members CW Ancestors Gary Van Kauwenbergh

John Mann’s (8AR) Great Grandfather Robert H. Mann in August 1862 at age 33 enlisted as a Private in Company F, 111th Ohio Infantry.  Serving under General Thomas, he fought in the battle of Franklin TN pouring enfilading fire into Confederates who had broken through the lines. He mustered out with [ » ]