28th Georgia / 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

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Resaca Battlefield

The installation of the 123rd New York Monument took place on November 15, 2017. The monument is now in place with the front of the monument facing the CSA earthworks - which is the same direction the regiment faced during the battle - and the back of the monument facing the Chitwood Road.




The foundation for the 123rd New York Monument had to be repoured on November 1, 2017 after we had to move the location of the monument across the Chitwood Road from the original site. The installation of the monument was scheduled to follow soon.






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.




A piece of the original 123rd New York flag on May 20, 2017. 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.




Bill Frazier and Jim Lafayette visit the 28th GA / 123rd NY on May 20, 2017. 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.






The foundation for the 123rd New York Monument was poured at the Resaca Battlefield (Chitwood Farm area) on April 29, 2017. The location was just off of the Chitwood Road in front of the field the 123rd New York crossed when they left their ridgeline.






At the Dalton Civil War Relic Show on February 6-7, 2016. Here are some photos of our table at the Dalton Civil War Relic Show at Dalton, Georgia, that we had set up for recruiting new members and for raising money for the 123rd New York monument. Our new book, Letters Home: The 123rd New York Infantry in the Atlanta Campaign, went on sale to the public for the very first time at the show.




Here's Kirk Strange presenting the Georgia state flag to the Town of Salem, New York on July 4, 2015 to commemorate their 150th anniversary celebration of the return of the 123rd New York Volunteer Regiment following the end of the Civil War. The flag was signed by everyone in our unit. In addition to the flag, we also presented to them small jars of dirt from every battlefield the 123rd New York fought at in Georgia.




Here's the Georgia state flag that was presented to the Town of Salem, New York on July 4, 2015 to commemorate their 150th anniversary celebration of the return of the 123rd New York Volunteer Regiment following the end of the Civil War. The flag was signed by everyone in the unit. The inscription on the flag reads: "Presented to the Citizens of Salem, New York
July 4, 2015, In Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Return of the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry, By Members of the 28th Georgia / 123rd New York Reenactors Group, Resaca, Georgia
"




Here are members of our unit standing at the train depot in Salem, New York in July 2015 where the original 123rd New York left for service in 1862 and returned from service in 1865.




Here are members of our unit standing at the location in Salem, New York in July 2015 where the original 123rd New York mustered in during 1862.




Here are members of our unit conducting a living history demonstration at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitor Center in June 2015.




Here is service dog Penny Ferguson at the 2015 Battle of Resaca Reenactment who we voted in as 1st Lieutenant for the remainder of the year.




Here are members of our unit posing with the Georgia state flag that will be given to the town of Salem, NY. We are on the very spot that the 123rd New York defended during the Battle of Resaca. May 2015.




Here's our unit posing for a tin type at the 2015 Battle of Resaca Reenactment.




Here's historical photographer Wendell Decker preparing to take our photo at the 2015 Battle of Resaca Reenactment.




Here's our field musicians playing for Morning Colors at the 2015 Battle of Resaca Reenactment.




Here's our field musicians playing for the 2015 Confederate Memorial Day service at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery.




Here's our unit at the 2015 Confederate Memorial Day service at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery.




Here's our bugler doing a presentation to the public at the McDaniel Farm Living History in Duluth, Georgia in November 2014.




Dennis Melville, who spearheaded the 28th Georgia monument project, standing next to the monument during the dedication service, August 2, 2014.




The unit and friends at the 28th Georgia, Company G monument dedication service at the Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site in Resaca, Georgia, on August 2, 2014.




Getting ready for a demonstration at the 2014 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Living History.




Members of our unit at the filming of the motion picture "A Walk in the Woods" with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in Atlanta in May 2014.




Being presented our new battalion colors at the 2014 Battle of Resaca Reenactment.




Here's our unit at the 28th Georgia Monument groundbreaking ceremony at the Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site in Resaca, Georgia in April 2014.




Here's our unit at the 2014 Confederate Memorial Day service at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery.




Here's our newest recruit during the filming of Conan O'Brien's talk show Conan in March 2013. Lucky for Conan, we were short on soldiers. Hmm, maybe we should have gone with Jay Leno.




Here's Conan O'Brien joining our ranks during the filming of his talk show Conan in March 2013.
He was apparently having problems with one of his props. Good help is hard to get.




Our field musicians at the Battle of Allatoona Pass living history in October 2012.




Members of our unit at the Battle of Tunnel Hill Reenactment in September 2012.




Filming of the new Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park visitor center film
in June 2012.




Filming of the new Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park visitor center film
in June 2012.




At the Kennesaw Mountain Living History in June 2012 with our South Korean fan club.




Members of our unit as Confederates at the Kennesaw Mountain Living History
in June 2012.




Members of our unit as Federals at the Battle of Resaca Reenactment, Resaca, Georgia,
in May 2012.




Members of our unit at the Confederate Memorial Day service at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery, Resaca, Georgia, in April 2012.




Filming of the new Chicakmauga and Chattanooga National Military Park visitor center film
in September 2011.




Some of the 123rd New York at the Point Park Living History on Lookout Mountain
in August 2011.




Some of the 28th Georgia at the July 4th Parade in Blue Ridge, Georgia
in July 2011.




The 28th Georgia at the Battle of Resaca Reenactment at Resaca, Georgia
in May 2011.




The 28th Georgia at the Battle of Resaca Reenactment at Resaca, Georgia
in May 2011.




Some of the 28th Georgia at the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Resaca Confederate Cemetery, Resaca, Georgia in April 2011.




Some of the 28th Georgia at the Battle of Fort Sanders Reenactment
in October 2010.




Some of the 28th Georgia at the Allatoona Pass Living History in October 2010.




Some of the 28th Georgia at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Living History in June 2010.




Some of the 123rd New York at the Battle of Resaca Reenactment in May 2010.




Some of the 28th Georgia at the Confederate Memorial Day Service in April 2010.


   





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28th Georgia
Volunteer Infantry
1861-1865


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


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