148th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment | Kids Out and About Rochester

148th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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36 West Main Street
Waterloo , NY , 13165 42° 54' 17.8308" N, 76° 51' 53.3412" W
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John Goloski, Unit Commander
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We are a Civil War reenactment group paying homage to the orignal members from the Finger Lakes region who left for war in 1862.

Since 1964, the re-created 148th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment 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 four 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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