Civil War in the Southwest Re-enactment

The most significant Civil War battle in Arizona took place near Picacho Peak on April 15, 1862, when an advance detachment of Union forces from California attacked a Confederate scouting party. The battle lasted for one and a half hours, and three Union soldiers were killed. Every March, The Civil War in the Southwest comes alive again more than 200 re-enactors converge on Picacho Peak on foot and horseback. Visitors enjoy battle reenactments. Also on display at the March reenactment are recreated military camps, living history demonstrations, and period vendors. For more information regarding this two-day event, contact Picacho Peak State Park at 466-3183 or visit

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Picacho Peak State Park -Off I-10 Exit 219, Picacho Peak, AZ 85131