|Civil War reenacting is one of the most exciting and colorful hobbies a person can do.
It is unique in its ability to allow one to step back in time, and enables a person to
take their interest in this fascinating period of American history to a new level.
|The purpose of the 69th NYSV Historical Association , Inc. is the research and study of
the history of one of the most famous regiments in American history, the 69th New York
State Volunteers. The Association exists essentially as a club, involved in research,
study, and commemoration of the officers and soldiers of the 69th NYSV.
|The 69th NYSV, Company A, our military reenactment group, portrays the Regiment during
the year 1862, when it was at its peak strength. It has a military command structure in
accordance with the U.S. Army Regulations of 1861, and is conducted in the field as such
a company would have been during the war. The Association's civilian group jointly
participates with Company A in all its events, with our civilian members attired in
period clothing and conducting activities appropriate to the time. We are a progressive
reenacting unit with a propensity towards campaign camping.
|Membership in the 69th NYSV Historical Association, Inc. is open to all individuals with
an interest not just in the 69th NY, but in the study of the Civil War in general. The
Association is family oriented, and encourages full participation on that basis.
|Membership dues for the 69th NYSV Historical Association are $25 per calendar year for
both military and civilian reenactors. Other non-reenactor friends of the Association
are assessed dues of $15 per year. There is also a rate for families of $35 per year.
These dues pay for postage and other operation costs of the Association.
|Do not feel intimidated if you have not done reenacting before. Every one of us had to
start somewhere, and we are willing to assist you in any way to make your transition
into the hobby an easy one.
|The 69th NYSV is currently seeking the
- Soldiers - Period uniforms and weapons. Battle reenactments in
realistic battle conditions and living histories.
- Musicians - Fife and Drum. Period costume and music. Age 11 and up.
- Civilians - (Male and Female) Period clothing reflecting civilians and
their occupations. All ages.
- Associate Members - Historical Association and the study of the
|To enlist as a Soldier or Musician in the 69th
NYSV or to join the 69th Historical Association as a Civilian Reenactor or Associate
Member, please fill out one of the following forms and follow the directions included
to submit it and the applicable dues.