Nevada Civil War 150th Anniversary

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Nevada and the American Civil War

The State of Nevada was born on October 31, 1864 during the height of the American Civil War. During the war, Nevadans enlisted  to fight for the Union cause and to protect the vital trade and communication routes through the American West.

2013 and 2014 will see multiple events throughout Nevada, recognizing the birth of our Great State. In honor of Nevada's involvement in the American Civil War, several events will be held  to commemorate this 150th anniversary. This site will keep you posted on these activities.

150th Nevada Civil War Events will be sponsored by a consortium of Civil War organizations and reenactment groups including:

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), Department of the Pacific: General William Passmore Carlin Camp 25; Reno, NV

Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR), 6th Military District, 3rd United States Artillery; Reno, NV

Department of the Pacific, Federal Battalion; Carson City, NV

Nevada Civil War Volunteers; Reno, NV

Southern Nevada Living History Association; Las Vegas, NV

Planned Events

150th Anniversary of the formation of the 1st Battalion Nevada Volunteer Cavalry

150th Anniversary of the formation of the 1st Battalion Nevada Volunteer Infantry

150th Anniversary of service by Fort Churchill, NV as a military post