28th Georgia / 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

Civil War Reenactors



About Us



28th Georgia The 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Company G, was founded in 1983 to coincide with the first annual Battle of Resaca reenactment at Resaca, Georgia. The 28th Georgia, Company G, was selected because that was the regiment and company during the Civil War that was recruited from Resaca and Gordon County. The first commander of the unit was Captain Fred Langford.

The following have served as company commander for the unit:

  
  • 1983 - ???? Capt. Fred Langford
  • ???? - 1989 Capt. Terry Davis
  • 1990 - 1999 Capt. Billy Carter
  • 1999 - 2001 Capt. Greg Wright
  • 2002 - 2006 Capt. Pappy Harmon
  • 2007 - 2009 Capt. James Campbell
  • 2010 - Present Capt. Mike McHan

123rd New York In 1989, the 28th Georgia began to galvanize as Federal at certain events as the need became greater for more Federal troops in order to make the troop ratios more historically accurate. In 1997, the company felt the need to portray an actual Federal unit - and one that had fought in the Western Theater of Operations, specifically in North Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign under Gen. William T. Sherman. Lt. Greg Wright had been reading the book Soldiering: The Civil War Diary of Rice C. Bull, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry, and recommended the 123rd New York to the company. After researching the regiment, the 28th Georgia adopted the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Company D, as the Federal unit it would portray. Now, for at least half of the events throughout the year, our company camps and fights as the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Company D.

Sgt. Rice C. Bull, Company D, 123rd New York In 2000, we started this website and almost immediately began to receive pictures and information about the original soldiers of the 28th Georgia and the 123rd New York from descendents and historians from all over the country. The amount of material that people have been anxious to share with us has been astounding and we have been truly honored to be such stewards of history. Our single website has now grown into basically three websites, with additional whole sections on the 28th Georgia and the 123rd New York. The information and photos still continue to come in faster than we can put them on the website and we are very thankful to everyone who has contributed.

28th Georgia Even though the original 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry was recruited from Georgia during the Civil War, it mostly fought in Gen. Stonewall Jackson's corps in the Army of Northern Virginia, as well as in South Carolina and Florida. The 28th Georgia did not serve in Georgia during the war. This posed a problem for us during local living histories of the Atlanta Campaign when we were talking to the public. In 2005, the company decided to portray to the public at living histories a Confederate unit that had been part of the Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign. Since one of our sister units within our own Georgia Division Battalion had recently chosen the 123rd New York, Company C, as their Federal impression, we voted to portray at living histories their Confederate impression, the 52nd Georgia Volunteer Infantry of the Army of Tenneessee.

28th Georgia

The 28th Georgia / 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry is constantly striving to continue the education of the War Between the States to the general public and is always willing to help out in any way to do this. We are regularly invited to give presentations to the State and National Park Services and area school programs. We are available almost anytime to help with memorial services to our fallen ancestors from both North and South and we work closely with the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Our members are like family and can always count on each other to be there when possible. We enjoy great fellowship around the campfire and are well-disciplined both on and off the field of battle. We do not condone the actions of any racist or hate groups, nor are we affiliated with such. If you have the desire to re-live history as how it once was, please take the time to view our site and make the effort to contact us. If we can be of any service, please let us know.

   





Georgia Regimental Flag
28th Georgia
Volunteer Infantry
1861-1865


New York Regimental Flag
123rd New York
Volunteer Infantry
1862-1865


Georgia Division Reenactors Association
Georgia Division
Reenactors Assoc.

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