Author Archive for Gary Van Kauwenbergh

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 [ » ]

2017 Civil War Expo Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Stephen Sherry and Dan Christensen of the 15th Wisconsin ‘Bear Hunters’ hosted the ACWSA table at the 2017 Civil War Expo at the museum in Kenosha, WI on March 11, 2017.  Visiting the table were Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan.  The Old Soldier Fiddlers also performed their ‘All Wisconsin’ show [ » ]

2016 15WI Skirmish Pix Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Photos from the September 2016 skirmish at Bristol, WI hosted by the 15th WI, courtesy of photographer Pam Kirk.

2016 15WI Skirmish Pix

Ashippun School Day Pix Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Pat Kaboskey, Les Knutsen and Gene Hass of the 1st USSS supported a school day and public display in Ashippun, WI on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1

2016 Rhinelander Skirmish Pix Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Photos from the September 2-4, 2016 skirmish hosted by the 8th & 6th Wisconsin Regiments.  Photos courtesy of Stephen Sherry and Pam Kirk.

2016 Rhinelander Skirmish Pix

1st WI Gray Frock of Milton Ewen Gary Van Kauwenbergh

Research Notes Corporal Milton Ewen Frock Coat First Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry On Friday, March 24, 2006, Scott Frank, Marc Storch and Gary Van Kauwenbergh, met with Wisconsin Veterans Museum Curator of Collections Bill Brewster to examine the frock coat belonging to Corporal Milton Ewen of the First Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. [ » ]

There Stands “Old Rock” – Book Review Gary Van Kauwenbergh

There Stands “Old Rock”, by Thomas Walterman A Book Review by Gary Van Kauwenbergh There Stands “Old Rock” chronicles the Civil War from the perspective of Rock County residents. With a hefty $45 price tag, I was skeptical about buying the book, but after hearing Mr. Walterman deliver a dynamic [ » ]

WI Vets Museum Tour Gary Van Kauwenbergh

A small group of ACWSA members were treated to a special tour of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum holdings with Curator Kevin Hampton on June 19, 2016.  Only about 3% of the museums holdings are on display at any one time.  Pictured items include the vest and handkerchief 2nd Wisconsin Commander [ » ]