|MARCH 28TH 2003|
|49th New York Volunteer Infantry|
|American Civil War Living History Group|
|Welcome to the home of D Company, 49th New York Regiment. We are proud members of the American Civil War Historical Re-enactment Society, an umbrella group of Canadian re-enactors who honour and preserve the memory of the 50,000 Canadians, in blue and gray, who fought and served in the War between the States. To our knowledge we are the largest group of Federal infantry re-enactors in Canada. We also have the honour of being associated with two companies in the United States -- Company B and Company H -- who also portray the 49th New York.
As historical re-enactors we strive to maintain high standards of authenticity in recreating the past, and our goal is to teach others about a tragic, epic time and about an obscure chapter in Canada's history. The personal rewards are great. We enjoy meeting the public and seeing their enthusiastic responses to our events. In that sense, all of our members are teachers.
There are other, more intangible rewards that perhaps only a re-enactor or a veteran can understand. To be part of a long, thin, steel-tipped line, stepping forward to a hoarse command or a ringing bugle note. To smell the sweet dawn in a Virginia meadow and know that the air will soon be acrid with gunpowder smoke. To feel a strange, eerie chill as the enemy line comes forward under their bright flags, coming right straight for you. Sharing music and comradeship around a camp fire. Such moments are rare, and help us to feel in touch with the past.
We hope that you enjoy this website, and that it helps you to better understand our enthusiasm for this gallant and tragic era.
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