The 28th Georgia, Company G at the Resaca Battlefield
Welcome to the home page of The 28th Georgia / 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry! We are a group of American Civil War reenactors who portray both Company G of the 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A., and Company D of the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry, U.S.A. Our website is always under construction, so check back often, as we will be adding more things as we progress.
Founded in 1983, the 28th Georgia / 123rd New York is a non-profit organization devoted to keeping history alive through living histories, memorial services, parades, and battle reenactments of the War Between the States. We try to portray as accurately as possible the common, everyday soldier and civilian of the 1860s. We are a family-oriented group and feel that there is a place for everyone. We are not a hardcore unit, but we can adapt to whatever the situation calls for. We practice very strict blackpowder safety rules and are well-disciplined both on and off the field of battle.
We are garrisoned in Resaca, Georgia, and our members come from all over North Georgia and the Atlanta Metro area. We are members of the Georgia Division Reenactors Association, Inc. and our company is part of the Georgia Division Battalion. We normally do from 12-14 events per year, including living histories, and work very closely with the other companies within our battalion. All of our members are true historians and we are regularly invited by the State and National park services to give living history presentations to the public.
If you have the desire to learn more about the War Between the States, teach the public about what it was really like, and enjoy good fellowship around the campfire, then make the effort to contact us. Sit back and browse through our site. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back often.
The 123rd New York, Company D at the Resaca Battlefield
Our friend, Robert "Bob" Farrell, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on November 5, 2022. Bob was an expert on the 123rd New York Infantry and was instrumental in helping us get the 123rd New York Monument erected, where he served as our historical consultant. He was also a long time friend of our company and we even sent him one of our 28th GA t-shirts, which he wore with great pride. He was by far the number one contributor of 123rd NY information and pictures to our website. He also helped us type in the original roster list from the Morhous book some 20 years ago. Pictured above is Bob at the 123rd New York Monument Dedication Ceremony during the 2018 Battle of Resaca Reenactment. We were honored to have him as one of our speakers at the ceremony. Bob was also instrumental in getting the 123rd New York Monument erected at the Bentonville Battlefield in North Carolina. Bob lived in Raleigh and served as president of the local Civil War Rountable. He was also a member of the local volunteer fire department. Bob requested that his ashes be scattered at several of his most favorite places and we have been asked by his son to scatter some of his ashes at the 123rd New York Monument in Resaca during the 2023 Battle of Resaca Reenactment.
1934 - 2022
Our friend, Jim Lafayette, of Whitehall, New York, passed away on August 28, 2021 after a long illness. Jim was a strong supporter of the 123rd New York Infantry and was instrumental in helping us to get the 123rd New York Monument erected. He and his friend Bill Frazier came down to many Battle of Resaca Reenctments and visited with our unit. Pictured above is Jim at the 123rd New York Monument Dedication Ceremony during the 2018 Battle of Resaca Reenactment. He was one of our speakers at the ceremony and we were so honored to have Jim and his American Legion Post 83 to be part of our monument dedication ceremony. Jim was buried on September 3, 2021 at the Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall, New York with full military honors conducted by the Whitehall American Legion Post 83.
1947 - 2021
The 123rd New York Monument Dedication Ceremony
The monument dedication and unveiling ceremony was held during the annual Battle of Resaca Reenactment on May 19, 2018. Guests from New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and of course, Georgia, attended the event. For more information, please see our 123rd NY Monument page.
was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 during the annual
Battle of Resaca Reenactment
Jerry Gunn's Ashes Scattered in
Our friends Bill Frazier and Jim Lafayette scattered Jerry Gunn's ashes throughout three cemeteries in Washington County, New York and parts of Vermont on July 26, 2017. Members of our unit had given Jerry's ashes to them and asked them to scatter the ashes throughout the area where the 123rd New York were from. The ashes were scattered on the graves of 123rd New York verterans Alexander Pratt, Co H, 123rd NY in Rutland, Vermont, Richard Durham, Co A 123rd, in Granville, N.Y., and Lt, Luke Carrigan, Co C, 123rd NY in Whitehall, N.Y.
Washington County, New York and Vermont
July 26, 2017
Piece of the original 123rd New York flag
Here is Bill Frazier holding a piece of the original 123rd New York cloth garrison flag next to our reproduction 123rd New York silk national flag. The original flag clipping belonged to his great-grandfather, who was a member of the 123rd New York. At the end of the war, part of the original garrison flag was cut into small triangles and given out to each man in the regiment. The flag clipping was being held by Bill about 100 feet from where the regiment was located during the battle.
May 20, 2017
Bill Frazier and Jim Lafayette visit the 28th GA / 123rd NY!
On Saturday of the annual Battle of Resaca Reenactment, Bill Frazier and Jim Lafayette spent the day with our unit. They traveled down from Whitehall, New York, to sightsee and visit with us at the reenactment. Everyone in the unit was thrilled to meet them. They got to watch the reenactment and we gave them a short tour of the battlefield at the end of the day, including the ridge where the 123rd NY were located during the battle. Here they are posing with our new 123rd New York flags.
May 20, 2017
Visit Our Archives
To learn about the original 28th Georgia and 123rd New York regiments, click on the following links. Included will be regimental histories, rosters, casualty lists, and more.
If you have pictures or information about the 28th Georgia or 123rd New York and would like this included on our website, then please contact us. Thanks!
Wanted: Field Musicians!
We are looking for fifers, drummers, and buglers to join our ranks as field musicians. The pay isn't much, but the rewards are great. All levels of experience are welcome. Click the following link for more information and to see The Top 10 Reasons to be a Field Musician!
GDRA Field Music
Coming soon to a theater near you!
And just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cinema! If you like to watch Civil War movies or have seen an orientation film at a state or national battlefield park, then chances are that you may have seen us. Click the following link to see what our connection to the film industry is and what we have been up to lately.
Our Ghost Story -
Now Back By Popular Demand!
Find out what happened on June 24, 2000, that has become the subject of numerous books, propelled us into folklore history, and has prompted professional ghost hunters to start following us around! Yikes! Hey, we ain't afraid of no ghosts!
Our Ghost Story
Last modified on January 15, 2023.
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