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Welcome to the Confederate reenactor organization, the Independent Guard Infantry Battalion. Organized in 1997 and celebrating its 20th year, this battalion is dedicated to portraying a working military organization on the field thereby helping to preserve an important part of America’s history: the Civil War.

Our battalion serves the Midwest.  One of our most important goals is to be responsive to the needs of the battalion members.

Battalion Staff:

  • Russ Judge, Lieutenant Colonel, commanding
  • Richard DeWitt, Major
  • Dave Julian, Major, Chief of Staff
  • Andrew Enyart, Lieutenant, Adjutant
  • Tim Coomer, Sergeant Major
  • Willy Schnorr, Ordinance Sergeant

The Independent Guard Battalion is affiliated with the Southern Guard Brigade.