28th Georgia / 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

Civil War Reenactors




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 Fundraiser Book
is Now Available!



Our new book, Letters Home: The 123rd New York Infantry in the Atlanta Campaign, is now available. The book consists of letters and diary excerpts from the 123rd New York that were written during the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea. All book proceeds will go entirely to the 123rd New York monument. To order a book, please click the following:

The 123rd New York Book







Dalton Civil War Relic Show - 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.





Presentation of the Georgia State Flag to Salem, New York - July 4, 2015

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.



The Georgia State Flag for Salem, New York

Here's the Georgia state flag that will be presented to 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 will be 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


The flag will be given to Salem when members of the unit visit the town in July for the 150th celebrations. Special thanks goes out to Kirk Strange for spearheading this project!


Members of 123rd New York, Company D at the Resaca Battlefield

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






28th Georgia Company G Monument Dedication!

Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site
Resaca, Georgia

Saturday, August 2, 2014

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, our unit conducted the monument dedication service for the new 28th Georgia Company G monument located at the Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site in Resaca, Georgia. The members of Company G were recruited from Gordon and Taylor Counties. This is the first monument to Company G or to the 28th Georgia anywhere. This monument was a five year undertaking by our unit. Special thanks goes out to everyone who contributed to this project and to Dennis Melville for spearheading this project and seeing it through to the end!

The following poem was commissioned for the 28th Georgia monument dedication and read by the author during the event.

Honoring the Georgia 28th Volunteer Infantry - Company G

From our verdant fields, from the golden hearth of home, from the arms of loved one's reluctant      release
We follow DIxie's call to war that from our consciousness doesn't cease
Like the samurai fighting in a borrowed battlefield our blood will spill from the sword of conviction
We the Georgia 28th volunteer infantry born from the Freeman's Guard,
were stirred like a hornet's nest to fight with the sting of dedication
Surrendering our grip from the plow to feel the grip of a musket
like beasts of burden we carry the load of a Confederate soldier willingly ready for service
In Georgia battlefields we would not be fighting but with no less allegiance or purpose

In the arena of war how could we know what bravery costs and what we would have to let go
Death, disease and injury would touch us from the mountains to the Atlantic shores to deep into      Florida below

Seven Pines, Seven Day's Battle, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,
Fort Sumter, James River, southeast Virginia, the Carolina states and Olustee

Into the arms of war we are gathered like children of Mars to perpetuate his misery
But war takes up arms within us as an answer to fidelity
And these many miles would stalk our time as we march into the darkness of history's sway
Into fields of blood and weapons cry, fighting homesick and heartbroken some of us dying too far      away
In the end some of us would lie as if lost in a different place
and some of us would be buried in the womb of the Georgia clay
We the Georgia 28th have answered the call to Dixie
and having served with southern pride-our weapons sleep today.

            By Lyssa Aja



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.

Pvt. Thomas Green Sheppard, Company I, 28th Georgia

28th Georgia
Volunteer Infantry
1861-1865
Sgt. Rice C. Bull, Company D, 123rd New York

123rd New York
Volunteer Infantry
1862-1865

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!



The 123rd New York Monument Project
for the Resaca Battlefield!

123rd NY Monument Bentonville We have begun a fund raising project to erect a monument to the 123rd New York on the Resaca Battlefield in Resaca, Georgia. The 123rd New York fought there on May 14-15, 1864. This will be the very first monument to the regiment in the entire Western Theater of Operations. Click the following link to find out more about the monument project and how you can help!

The 123rd New York Monument Project



Wanted: Field Musicians!

GDRA Field Music 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 Filmwork



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





The 28th Georgia / 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry is sponsored by
the Gen. Stand Watie Camp #915 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, of Calhoun, Georgia. The members of the unit thank you for your support!



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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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