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Home - 148th New York Volunteer Infantry

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.

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The Regiment History

Read about the creation of the 148th and the heroism of its soldiers

The Regiment Today

Learn about continuing the traditions and the members of today

Civilian Life

Civilians also played a major role and have their story to tell

Events

 

Newsletter

Read about what we have done recently in the most recent issue of our newsletter, "The Dispatch."