Unfortunately as of Summer 2018, we remain unable to locate a suitable site for the Fall 2018 Event. We will keep this page updated!

Thank you,

Jason Coffey

Event Coordinator



To our supporterss, spectators, and participants,

It is with great displeasure this year that we have to announce the cancellation of our event for 2017.

We have had a strong run of 11 years, and had discovered a new more spectator friendly location to host the event this year. As the final minute details were being resolved, our country has become ripped asunder with the debate over Civil War Monuments. This has caused many upsets in people's lives as well as within the reenacting community.

Unfortunately our 2017 event has become a victim of that as well, with the entity we were working with now feeling uncomfortable with the potential security issues around an American Civil War Reenactment.

Due to the short notice we were given, we were unable to get an alternate site for 2017.

We have already begun talking to alternate sites for the 2018 event.

Our apologies for being unable to share this piece of History with you this year.

Yours in service,

Jason & Lisa Coffey


"Civil War Days in the Battle Born State" event

Las Vegas, NV.





~12th Annual~

Civil War Days in the Battle Born State

Southwest Invitational Reenactment

October 20 - 22, 2017



~Weekend before Nevada Day, 2017~

Saturday 9:00 - 6:00 Sunday 9:00 - 3:00


Event Location:

To Be Announced


Please check our "Gallery" of Photos for pictures of the previous 11 years events. We have removed the majority of photos from this page and moved them there.

President Lincoln and General Grant inspect the Union Infantry Brigade at the 2007 Reenactment


Event Schedule:

See Exciting Battles Saturday 11am, and Sunday at 10:30 am
Featured Dusk Battle Saturday at 4:30 pm
Closing Battle Sunday afternoon at 1:15 pm
Cheer at a Period Baseball Game Saturday afternoon at 2 pm
Watch a Civil War Period Fashion Show
Join in the Ladies Tea at 3 pm
Attend a Period Church Service Sunday at 9 am
Hear President Lincoln Speak
Visit Period Field Hospitals in the Union and Confederate Camp
Shop Our Civil War Sutlers
Watch the Spencer & Jackson Theatrical Troupe in our Civilian Towne
Free Program for School Kids on Friday, October 21st from Noon till 3 pm (Just pay the park entrance fee to get in)

Weekend Event Costs:

To Be Announced

***All proceeds for vehicle admission go to the State. All proceeds for individual admission go directly into the costs of operating this event as all participants and staff are volunteers***


For Further Information:

The American Civil War Society (acws.net)

Southern Nevada Living History Association (snlha.org)

Jason Coffey (702) 354-6875 or email to ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


The Union Artillery supports the battle on Sunday at our 2007 Event.


Future Event Dates:

11th annual SMR - Oct. 21 to 23, 2015


Confederate Colonel Harriot, and Union Colonel Iverson, stand together at the raffle for the Union and Confederate participants after the second battle on Sunday afternoon 2007. Thanks to all the participants from across the Southwest for making this happen!


Abridged Participant & Vendor Information:


Units, Camps, or Individuals wishing to attend must be part of the ACWS, Inc., The NCWA, the ACWA, the SNLHA, the CCWR, the UTCWA, the SWCWA, the ACWC, the NMCWCC, or any other members of PACWR. All members of these groups must have current membership cards, or have pre-registared 30 days out (End of September).

Any other Unit or Camp NOT listed above, wishing to attend the "Southwest Invitation", is encouraged to do so!!! However, you must contact the Event Coordinator (Jason Coffey 702-354-6875) 60 days out (End of August) from the event to be garunteed inclusion in the State's Event Documentation.
To be clear, there is NO COST TO PRE-REGISTARED REENACTORS who have Pre-Registared individually or as a Unit/Camp 30 days (End of September) prior to the event. We are very fortunate to be able to continue offering this since the event was started.

Participants who have NOT pre-registared, will be required to pay the State Park gate fee to get into the park. That fee is NON-Refundable by either State Parks or the ACWS/SNLHA. You will be given a parking pass onsite afterwards if any are available.
Camps/Units/Individuals that are Pre-Registared may setup as early as Friday at Noon, and take down as late as Monday at Noon.
Sutlers that have not Pre-Registared more than 60 days out (End of August), will not be allowed to setup onsite as space has not been allocated to your Sutlery. Please contact the Event Coordinator (Janice Palmer)
Food Vendors are directed to talk to the Sutler Coordinator (Janice Palmer) to make arrangements to be at the event at least 60 days in advance (End of August).
Information Booths will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact the Event Coordinator (Jason Coffey 702-354-6875) at least 60 days in advance (End of August).


Thanks for your continued participation!

2013 SMR Reenactor Information

2013 SMR Pre Reg Individual

2013 SMR Pre Reg Unit Main

2013 SMR Pre Reg Unit List

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