WELCOME to the largest "all arms" Civil War Reenactment in the Northeastern U.S.

Mounted Cavalry - Navy - Marines - Infantry - Artillery - Living History - Music - Sutlers

Marines and Naval Landing Parties

Pierce Creek has been listed as a MAX EFFORT by the Navy and Marine Living History Association, with attendance expected from units of the U.S. Naval Landing Party.

"We landed sixteen sailors and a boat howitzer, and they did more fighting than a whole regiment of soldiers!"
(Roswell Lamson, Lieutenant, USN)

Mounted and Dismounted Cavalry

We have been visited by southern mounted cavalry in the past, but this year we hear there may be some Federal mounted troops.



Infantry of all colors...

While the Civil War is usually thought of in terms of Blue and Gray, that was not always the case.  Units like the Berdan Sharpshooters, Irish Brigade, and  colorful Zouaves, shown at the right, brought their own palette into the conflict.

Artillery Thunder

... is always a welcome sight at Civil War reenactments, and the 24 field pieces that attended the 2008 event demonstrated their awesome firepower and gave new meaning to the expression, "Leveling the playing field...."

Living History

Education is part of the mission of most Civil War reenactments, and our Living History exhibits cover a wide range of both military and civilian activities.

We assume the two young lasses at the left are only after a bottle of Sarsaparilla...

Music of the Ages

Bring your guitars, banjos, mandolins, and fiddles!  There will be a period music gathering at the barn on Saturday night.

Did they call it a "jam" during the Civil War? 


And where do we get all of our authentic 19th Century gear?

From the Sutlers, of course.  They were the Wal-Mart of the Civil War, who happily relieved the soldiers of their excess cash on payday - in return for personal goods the army didn't provide.

The Buck Stops Here

Meet Rich Gow, the Event Manager, who portrays Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, CSA as a Living Historian.  His ceaseless labors have arranged for the use of private property of neighboring landowners which make this event possible.

Heidi Holdridge is his faithful assistant, and a tireless worker for the cause.

Please direct any questions about the event to either Rich or Heidi at

Piercecreekcivilwarweekend@yahoo.com  .

Please Note: This site is still under development for 2010 and is far from complete

Please bookmark this page and return later for much more information on this event.  We will be posting updated event details, downloadable registration forms, event rules & regulations, parking instructions, camp layouts, sponsor information, and tons more of the nitty-gritty details.

Also please note that all current event details listed in this site at this time are tentative,
and are subject to change without notice.

If you attend Pierce Creek, you will be treated as family... that's Rich Gow's #1 rule!

We are supported by

Armistead's Brigade
1st Virginia Cavalry, H and E Companies
Civil War Heritage Foundation
Town of Binghamton, New York

Many thanks to our sponsors
and supporters


Thanks for Visiting!
The Pierce Creek 2010 Committee





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