Nevada Civil War Volunteers in the News
May 18, 2019
KRNV: Historic Bowers Mansion opens season with Civil War reenactment
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Washoe County’s historic Bowers Mansion will begin its 2019 tour season with a live Civil War Reenactment Saturday, May 18.
Visitors will be transported to the days of Nevada’s statehood, enjoy the exhibits, grounds, and tours of the mansion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The ongoing Civil War exhibits and demonstrations are free. Self-guided tours of the historic Bowers Mansion will be available for $7 Adults, $5 Children, and Seniors.
“The Nevada Civil War Volunteers is a group of historical reenactors dedicated to preserving and sharing American history. We will escort you back in time to get a glimpse of life during the Civil War,” said Rebecca Van Sickle, NCWV Civilian Chief of Staff.
May 19, 2019
KTVN: Bower's Mansion Hosts Opening Weekend with Civil War Reenactment
Guns were blazing Saturday morning at Bowers Mansion for the opening weekend of the 2019 tour season.
Kicking off the tour season with a Civil War reenactment at Bowers Mansion; those who participated were a dedicated bunch, and some even dedicate their lives to reenacting when Nevada was battle born.
"We're out here to share living history with the citizens of Nevada, and all of us love and enjoy our union in southern history." Said David Lee, Sergeant in charge of the 14th Texas Calvary Dismounted Unit, for the reenactment.
Built in 1864, Bowers Mansion upholds the memory of the millionaires who built their homes in Washoe County during the Comstock Lode; right in the midst of the Civil War.
April 11, 2017
Sierra Star: Hundreds live through history at Mariposa Civil War Days
History buffs from throughout Central California and beyond visited Mariposa April 8 and 9 to see history come alive during the 11th Annual Civil War Days. While there, Sierra Star's Brian Wilkinson interviewed member Noah Jennings.
March 29, 2017
Carson Valley Times: Civil War reenactors pay visit to Douglas High
Students in Douglas High School’s History of Human Conflict: Warfare, Terrorism & Genocide course took a quick trip back in time Wednesday morning. The Nevada Civil War Volunteers was on hand to guide the students through the history of the American Civil War, providing lessons and battle demonstrations throughout the day.
June 08, 2015
CBS: Ex-slave's Union service finally recognized in Nevada
Decades after his passing, an African American veteran and former slave was given the funeral honors he was entitled to. The Nevada Civil War Volunteers provided the military honor guard for the service of Private Scott Carnal, who served in K Co., 79th US Colored Troops, and was wounded in action during the American Civil War.