1. Welcome to the CivilWarTalk, a forum for questions and discussions about the American Civil War! Become a member today for full access to all of our resources, it's fast, simple, and absolutely free!
Dismiss Notice
Join and Become a Patron at CivilWarTalk!
Support this site with a monthly or yearly subscription! Active Patrons get to browse the site Ad free!
START BY JOINING NOW!

40th New York Inf. re-enactors?

Discussion in 'Reenactors Forum' started by Bob Velke, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Bob Velke

    Bob Velke Private

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    66
    Does anyone know how I might contact a 40th NY re-enactor? I've seen reference to them online but they don't seem to have a web site, FaceBook page, etc.

    I'm researching a Lt. from the Mozart Regiment and I've found that his gravesite in Baltimore is unmarked. I've applied for a military tombstone and we're going to have a little ceremony when it is installed. Some direct descendants will be present and I thought that it would be nice to have someone there representing his regiment.

    Thanks for any help.

    -Bob
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018

  2. (Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
  3. Equestriangirl93

    Equestriangirl93 Sergeant

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    679
    Location:
    PA
    Good luck with your search!! I hope you're able to find a way to contact them. That would be great if some of the members of the regiment could attend.
     
  4. J. Hanger

    J. Hanger Private

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Try "The Authentic Campaigner" site at
    www.authentic-campaigner.com/

    There many reenactors on this site ranging from the "hard-core" to the mainstreamers, at least one of whom should be able to help you.

    Good Luck
    J
     
    22ndGa likes this.
  5. Bob Velke

    Bob Velke Private

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    66
    22ndGa likes this.
  6. Bob Velke

    Bob Velke Private

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    66
    37 views and no responses there.

    :nah disagree:
     
  7. Stainless Steel Mucket

    Stainless Steel Mucket Private

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Messages:
    113
    Location:
    Wartrace, Tennessee
    124 views here, and no substantive responses.

    - S.S. Mucket
     
  8. rpkennedy

    rpkennedy Major

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,199
    Location:
    Carlisle, PA
    I'm not in with the reenactor community but I've had some luck via regimental websites which can at least set you in the right direction. Unfortunately, that's the best that I can do.

    Ryan
     
    Bob Velke likes this.
  9. Ataxerxes

    Ataxerxes Private

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Queen City of the West
    Perhaps try to get in touch with the administration from one of the umbrella organizations in that area. For example, the First Federal Division has member units from OH, PA, the Cumberland Guard has MI and IN units. I’m not familiar with NY or that area but perhaps by networking you may eventually find someone with ties to your unit. You might even be able to contact someone from the organizations I listed to get some names to start with in that area of the country.

    Another route you might go is sutlers. Some of the larger firms may have contacts or know someone who does.

    Unfortunately civil war reenactors as a whole, in my experience, at least, are slow to adopt modern technology to improve networking. Go figure.

    I wish you the best of luck.
     
    Bob Velke and MIKirby like this.
  10. Craig L Barry

    Craig L Barry Sergeant Major

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,962
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    You might be doing well to locate a local Union reenactment group in the Baltimore area to attend. Unless the 40th NY infantry group has some members in Maryland (doubtful). The most likely outcome if the unit doesn't have an active presence such as a website or Facebook page there probably aren't many members. It is unlikely that they are still active.
     
    Bob Velke likes this.

(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)

Share This Page


(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)