Welcome to the home page of the 148th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, past and present!
On this site you can find information about the original regiment as well as the 148th New York
of today. Since 1964, the re-created 148th has been educating the public and paying homage to
the original group of men who set off from the finger lakes area of western New York for the seat
of war in the fall of 1862. Though the original 148th began its service as a garrison
regiment in the Norfolk, Virginia area, it went on to serve distinctly in such battles as Cold
Harbor, Petersburg, Drewry's Bluff, Chaffin's Farm, Fair Oaks and the numerous battles and
skirmishes that finished out the war in the Appomattox Campaign in 1865. It saw 5 of its members
earn the distinguished Congressional Medal of Honor. After the war, one of its original
commanders was a key figure in establishing a national day of remembrance for all the men who gave
their lives during the war. This day eventually became Memorial Day, a national holiday set
aside now to honor ALL veterans from ALL wars America has participated in.
The re-created 148th New York of today participates in many living histories, dedication ceremonies,
battle reenactments, school education presentations, and parades, educating the public on a war that
claimed over 600,000 American lives in the span of 4 long and bloody years. If you have an interest
in reenacting, or the Civil War in general, we would love to hear from you.