The Moorpark Rotary Club presents:

Moorpark 2014 - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

Richmond Howitzers in action, 2012.  (photo credit: Rusty Nelson)


The Largest and Grandest Civil War Event in Southern California and the Largest Civil War Battle Reenactment West of the Mississippi! 

Our thirteenth anniversary!

A Civil War Alliance event

Hosted by the Richmond Howitzers

Past Moorpark events featured stars from Gettysburg and Gods and Generals:

Bruce Boxleitner (General Longstreet)

David Carpenter (Colonel Devin & Chaplain Tucker Lacey)

Patrick Gorman (General John Bell Hood)

As well as:

Peter Sherayko, Tombstone

Phil Spangenberger, Wild West Tech

Marty Kove, Karate Kid, Wyatt Earp, Rambo


Check back to see who is confirmed for this year!



November 8-9, 2014 

Los Alamos Canyon, Moorpark, CA (New location! See below!)

Three Battles on Saturday (12:00, 3:00, 5:15)
& Two on Sunday (12:00, 2:30)

All Proceeds Go to Worthy Causes

New site for the event! 


Union Troops on the move (Photo credit Nikolai Sklobovsky PhotoSoCal)



Click HERE for the Moorpark Event Photo Gallery

Click HERE to see video shot at the 2009 event 

Click HERE to see Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

at the Moorpark Event

Here are the latest Moorpark Rotary advertising spots:

60 second TV

30 second TV

30 second radio

Public Information

Download the event flyer HERE


Event Schedule



Andrew Prine, Patrick Gorman, and Bruce Boxleitner having lunch at the Richmond Howitzers' command tent

2013 Moorpark Country Days Parade participants


Reenactor Information


Safety & General Event Rules 

Event Schedule

Order of Battle

Soldiers emerging from a cornfield at Moorpark.

For more information, please contact Ed Mann via the link below:



Rick Williams as Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer in the 2010 event.


Latest News

12 June 2014


We're moving!  After 12 years of gracious hospitality at the Tierra Rejada Ranch, the time has come to move to another location.  The Civil War Alliance and the Moorpark Rotary successfully negotiated for the use of Los Alamos Canyon for the event this year!  This site offers a lot of terrain for battles and bivouacs.




7 November 2013


Both Arsenio Hall and Levar Burton will have film crews at the event.
Costco has graciously donated dessert for the Rotary's amazing dinner on Saturday. It's just $6.00 for a great meal.
The Marine Corps Birthday celebration will take place in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry camp at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Bring your own libation. All veterans are invited.
Received from Rebecca Thelin:

Just FYI that Connie Whittlesey is making up some mourning cockades specifically to remember Jonathon Shawn Stidger. (Cockades are For Sale)
Please feel free to pass this info along to anyone you think might be interested in (buying &) wearing one to mark the passing of Shawn.

Single Layer with CSA Button: $10
Single Layer with Shawn's Picture: $12
Double Layer with either CSA Button or Shawn's Picture: $15
Should you wish to order one in advance, please email Connie directly at .
There will be some available at the Swap Meet Saturday morning, but you can otherwise find Connie in "Middletown" (Civilian Town).

-=-Rebecca/Becky Thelin
aka - Miss Violet Johnson ("Oak St")








A shot of the night battle - a centerpiece of the event.                                                                                         Demonstration of dances of the period.

Hundreds of authentically equipped reenactors.                                                                                                    Historical personages...

Medical and surgery demonstrations.                                                                                                  Ground charges add to the realism.

The host unit, the Richmond Howitzers, in action at Moorpark.