72nd New York State Volunteer Infantry  

Company C

3rd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps

Army of the Potomac

(Reenactors of the American Civil War)


Our 2016 Schedule

NOTE:First item on schedule is

actually in December 2015


Renacting Information

About us

The Art of Reenacting

Equipment List - Illustrated

Popular Songs of the Period

Event Photos

150th Gettysburg Reenactment Photos

Find us on Facebook


Links to Historic 72nd

Historic Photo Gallery

Roster of Men and Officers

Dyer's Compendium History

     of the 72nd New York

History of the Excelsior Brigade

History of the Third Corps

Fox's Regimental Losses

Letters and Correspondence

New York State Military Museum:72nd Infantry Regiment 

New York StateVolunteer Infantry Wikipedia Page


Henry Le Fevre Brown's

"History of the 3rd Regiment

    Excelsior Brigade 72nd New

    York Volunteer Infantry


   Full document (7.2 mb)

    Pages 1-100 (4.7 mb) 

    Pages 101-158 (2.6 mb)



Recommended Reading

For Beginning Reenactors

For Serious History Buffs



 "72nd New York  Infantry

       in the Civil War"

         by Rick Barram


The 72nd NYSVI at Dog Island, Red Bluff, April 2012



A VFW Post 2015 funeral honors firing squad and RACW 72nd New York Civil War reenactors fire a three-volley rifle salute during the grave dedication of Civil War veterans James Caulfield (1837-1921) and Michael Trafz (1826-1916)  at Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport.


          Red Bluff

  Civil War Days 2015 

  "Storm at Dog Island"


*Third Excelsior Association*



2015 Officers 



   Randy Hewitt

Second Lieutenant

   C. J. Hewitt

First Sergeant

   Ian Wimmer

Second Sergeant

   David Green   


   David Beach

   Shawn Pike

   Jeff White

   Raymond Price


   Pat Parsons






Near Culpeper, Virginia.

Seated left to right,

Generals Gershom Mott and John H. H. Ward


Standing left to right

 Colonels John E. Farnum, Wm R. Brewster and John S. Austin