The 143rd NYVI is dedicated to the preservation of American Civil War History. The members participate in living history presentations, battle reenactments and parades.
The reactivated 143rd New York Volunteer Infantry group of re-enactors got its namesake from the original Civil War Regiment raised at Sullivan County, New York in the summer of 1862. The reenacting version of the unit was organized in 1985 and is incorporated as a not for profit group. Its main purpose is to honor the memory and sacrifices of the men who served during the American Civil War. We do this by living, as authentically as possible, the lives of the soldiers and recreating the battles that they fought. To accomplish our endeavor, we participate in encampments, battle reenactments, parades, and the filming of movies and documentaries. Our membership is open to civilian impressions as well as military. We are a family oriented unit with areas in reenacting available to all members and ages of your family. For more information on becoming a re-enactor, contact our recruiting officer For more information on the original 143rd, please see contacts below.