The Richmond Howitzer Battalion in action at Moorpark (2003).

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"To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late,
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods?"
Lays of Ancient Rome. Horatius, xxvii
Macaulay (1800-1859)

Troops preparing for battle (2009).

Civil War Reenacting With The Richmond Howitzers

The Richmond Howitzer Battalion is the premier Civil War artillery reenactor unit west of the Mississippi, and the largest Civil War reenactor unit in California. The unit takes part in battle reenactments and Living History demonstrations while portraying the finest artillery unit of the Confederacy.

Presently fielding eight full-scale guns, two of which are original 1862 Ordnance Rifles, the battalion is in need of cannoneers interested in portraying and honoring those brave Virginians who offered their lives in defense of the sacred soil of Virginia.

Reenactments are held at various public venues around Southern California throughout the year in front of thousands of appreciative spectators. Spend as much time reenacting as your personal schedule allows each year. There is no pressure. Loaner uniforms are provided to new recruits, and the unit field mess is always in operation!

If you are enthusiastic about learning and teaching Civil War history, preserving the memories of those who served on both sides of that great and terrible conflict, and enjoy rustic encampments and good camaraderie, then this is the place for you! Help us make American history come alive!

Enlist now and avoid conscription!

Contact Colonel Ed Mann,, 805 496-7736


Richmond Howitzers in action at Moorpark (2012) (Photo credit: Rusty Nelson).

The ladies of the Richmond Howitzers (2005).


Richmond Howitzers unit photo at Moorpark (2009).

See a day in the life of a Richmond Howitzer!!

Early morning mists over the battlefield (2004).

For further information, contact:
Lieutenant Colonel Ed Mann, Commander
(805) 496-7736 
Getting ready for action at "Fort Pierce" (2011)

Night battle at Moorpark (2012) (photo credit: Rusty Nelson)