The Davis County Civil War Guerilla Raid Society was formed in 2004 as a way to preserve and honor our Civil War history. In 2005, we designed and erected a monument that marks the northern most point of the Civil war, at the corner of Lilac Avenue and 265th Street in Davis County, Iowa. This monument honors the war dead of the county as well as marks the northern most point of a Confederate incursion from the south.
In 2009, the Society finished marking the trail from Missouri across Davis County and back to Missouri. The 30 mile trail represents a robbing, kidnapping, and killing spree known as the Guerilla Raid in Davis County.
We invite you to join us for our annual Civil War re-enactment at "Shooter's Roost" held the second weekend in October. We try to demonstrate- in the most accurate ways possible- both the military and civilian lives of Americans during the mid-19th century. This event is not held in a "city park" setting, Shooter's Roost is located about 5 miles south of Bloomfield, Iowa on the actual route taken by James "Bill" Jackson and his men as they robbed, terrorized and killed citizens of Davis County, Iowa during a guerrilla border raid on October 12, 1864.