Welcome to the new home of Company B of the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Founded in January 2004, we are an American Civil War Reenacting club, and operate out of Southern California as part of the ACWS, Inc. where most of the events we attend are located. Please visit their website for complete event details, beyond what is on our calendar. Half of our membership is spread across Southern California, and we have a sizeable group in Southern Nevada. This is supplmented with additional members living as far east as Northwest Arizona, and as far north as Southern Utah.
As such as are known as the "Southwest Battalion"
We are a family based organization, so we portray a mid to late war unit during winter quarters. This allows our civilian corp to setup as part of our encampment.
Our Infantry Regiment is unique, as it was founded as the 1st California under Senator Baker. It was reorganized as the 71st PVI after his death. Our fellow clubs that reenact as our same regiment can be found below:
Company A is based in Northern California as part of the NCWA.
Company B is used to refer to ACWS and SNLHA membership in southern NV and around the Southwest.
Company C is used internationally for "Sections" representing the "71st Sharpshooter Company".
Company D is used to refer to Company B's membership living in southern California.
Company E is used to refer to Company B's membership living in southern Utah.
Company F is used to refer to Company B's membership living in northwest Arizona.
Company I is used to refer to part of Company K's "out of state" membership.
Company K is based back east, and is part of the US Volunteers 2nd Regiment.
Company R is used internationally for "Sections" representing the "71st Zouave Company".
Please feel free to contact us regarding information about other Clubs portraying the "Philadelphia Brigade" aka the "California Brigade": (1st CA aka 71st PVI), 2nd CA aka 69th PVI, 3rd CA aka 72nd PVI, and the 5th CA aka 106th PVI.
Company A of the 69th PVI can be contacted here.
Company B of the 69th PVI can be contacted here.
Company D of the 72nd PVI can be contacted here.
Company K of the 72nd PVI can be contacted here.
Our sister Confederate unit, Company F of the 4th Texas Volunteer Infantry (Hood's), can be found here.