The 31st Alabama & 17th Iowa Reenactors Homepage
The 31st Alabama & 17th Iowa Reenactors
Welcome to the homepage of the newly formed 31st Alabama and 17th Iowa reenactors. We are a family oriented group, who likes to get together to portray one of the greatest periods in history. We are located in Central Alabama, but have members from as far away as Florida. The original 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Talladega, 16 March 1862, with men from Calhoun, Shelby, Cherokee, Montgomery, Randolph, and Talladega counties. We chose to portray the 31st Alabama because its formation location is so near where we live. We chose to portray the 17th Iowa because it captured the flag of the 31st Alabama on May 24, 1862, at Champion Hills, Mississippi. 
Picture of the 31st Alabama Flag
Calendar of Events
Hardtack & Tea
Civil War Links
31st & 17th Trading Post
This website is created and maintained by Emily D. Cohen of the 31st Alabama Infantry. If you have any questions or comments, contact her at
This is the 17th Iowa Infantry Reenactors at the 1st event of the season. This event took place in Gainesville, AL on March 11 - 12, 2006.
Photo Gallery
Paper Cartridges
Replica of the 31st AL Flag
Frequently Asked Questions About Reenacting
Staff of the 31st AL and General Sumner
Please visit us at our new website.
  In Memory of Our Captain Bobby Bawcum   September 12, 1958 - August 14, 2007