The American Civil War Shooting Association (ACWSA) is dedicated to preserving the history of the American Civil War through the sport of skirmishing.
Individuals join teams, who represent specific Union and Confederate units, then compete in marksmanship competitions called skirmishes while wearing replica uniforms.
The association was created in 1999 out of teams located in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The association doubled it’s membership in 2011 when several teams from Michigan joined.
The ACWSA is a nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, and has 501(c)(3) status.