2013 News: First year membership is free, and dues have been reduced to only $10!
Welcome to the Home Page of the American Civil War Shooting Association!
The American Civil War Shooting Association (ACWSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Civil War history through the sport of skirmishing
Annual Dues are
$10 per person,
providing members with insurance and association news throughout the year.
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The sport of Skirmishing combines Civil War era weapons with marksmanship competition. It's a fast paced hobby that's both fun and educational.
(Skirmishes) are open to both men and
women. Competitors dress in
authentic civil war era uniforms and clothing, and shoot either original or
replica firearms. The ACWSA also encourages young men and women who have passed a hunter safety course to participate!
The ACWSA also encourages young men and women who have passed a hunter safety course to participate!
Skirmishers join together into teams representing specific regiments that participated in the Civil War. Each team wears a replica uniform of the original units they represent.
A typical skirmish includes:
the end of competitions, awards are presented to the top individuals and teams
in each category.