Oregon Zouaves is a family friendly organization that portray soldiers and their families in the American Civil War. Their stylistic uniforms are much different then the standard blue and gray that is most commonly associated to the soldiers of the time, thus making this a very unique reenacting experience. If you love history and enjoy "roughing it" while camping, this is the hobby for you.

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The family of the 1st Louisiana continues to grow.

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Hard bitten immigrants from New Orleans, fighting not for a "cause", but just for the right to get into a scrape.

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It is about teaching
It is about teaching

Oregon Zouaves does an average of 12 school presentations a year, reaching out to eight graders who study about the Civil War.

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The family of the 1st Louisiana continues to grow.

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Members of the Oregon Zouaves portray one of the toughest Confederate units in the early part of the American Civil War. The 1st Special Battalion of the Louisiana Volunteers, Co. B, were best known as White's Tiger Rifles or Wheat's Tigers.

 

This Zouave unit was well know for it's distinctive blue and white pants, red fez, and large bowie knives strapped to their side. Mostly Irish, this rough and tumble unit was as savage as you could get on the battle field and almost as savage in camp.

 

This is currently the Oregon Zouaves primary portrayal and we assist the Confederate forces in the Northwest Civil War Council.

One of the most well drilled and efficient units in the Northern Army, the 5th New York Zouaves stood out on the battlefield. Their stylistic uniforms and tough New York attitudes gave them an edge. Under the command of French born Colonel Abram Duryee, the unit formed in April of 1861.

 

Although Oregon Zouaves currently is not portraying their 5th New York counterparts in the Northwest Civil War Council, they could don the uniform if they are needed.

Upcoming Events

11/12/2019

Albany Veteran's Day Parade

05/18/2020

House on the Metolius 2020

07/04/2020

Powerland Heritage Park 2020

08/31/2020

Battle for Clatsop County 2020

09/21/2020

Battle of Colton 2020

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