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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 [ » ]

15WI Hands-on-History @ K-CWM Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Pards Stephen Sherry and Dan Christensen of the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry ‘Norwegian Bear Hunters’ hosted a table at a recent Hands-on-History event at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, WI.  They displayed an assortment of military equipment and promoted the ACWSA. 

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 [ » ]

66NC Shoots Perfect Pigeon Board and Tile Events Gary Van Kauwenbergh

The 66NC shot perfect Smoothbore Team Pigeon Board and Hanging Tile events on 9/16/2017 at the skirmish in Bristol, WI.  See video of the Hanging Tiles event at  https://www.facebook.com/bill.osborne.7927/videos/10212237720035564/

66NC Shoots Perfect Pigeon Board and Tile Events

ACWSA at 2017 School Days in Milton, WI Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Company K, 2nd Volunteer Infantry Associations School Day was held on May 19, 2017 in Milton, WI and the ACWSA hosted one of their 26 different stations.  Stephen Sherry (15WI), Al Bortles (2WI), and Gary Van Kauwenbergh (2WI) manned a table covering Civil War Small Arms.   A record attendance [ » ]

2017 Membership Map Gary Van Kauwenbergh

The official ACWSA roster as of March 14, 2017 has 184 members.   The Michigan region has 93 members spread out over 10 teams.  The Wisconsin/Illinois region has 91 members on its 7 teams.  The scatter diagram below shows where the majority of the membership is located, but not everyone [ » ]