We are a Civil War and Living History reenacting unit based around the Kansas City Missouri area. we portray and teach the history of the War Between the States through Living History. We are members of the MCWRA, Missouri Civil War Re-enactors Association, Kelly's Confederate Irish Brigade originally known as the " Washington Blues" established in 1857 is one of the oldest units in Missouri, than in 1861 at the out beak of the Civil War became known as Kelly's Confederate Irish Brigade. Captain Richard Heaviland is dedicated to the preservation of the War Between the States heritage by accurately portraying the Confederate soldier Captain Joseph Kelly from the state of Missouri. We are a family oriented non-profit organization and we are dedicated to maintaining and bringing to life the history and visions of our great nation and state of Missouri as it occurred during the Civil War.