You will find the latest information about us on this page. Where the unit will be in 2017 and what events we will be sponsoring.
The 124th New York's membership hails mostly from Orange County, NY, just as the original regiment did. Our roots, however, stretch from Connecticut to New Jersey and as far as Virginia and North Carolina. Recruits, either fresh fish or seasoned veterans, are always welcome. Pro spective members must be at least 17 years old and in good physical condition. Those under 17 may join, if a parent or guardian joins as well. Each recruit must be sponsored by an existing member and must be voted in on a one-year probationary period by the membership. After the successful completion of the probationary period, the membership again votes to accept the new recruit. Spouses and children are welcomed in this group. Dues are Adults: $45/year & Children: $15/year.
As of 2012, the 124th is now offering an Associate Member option. This option is for members who wish not to participate in living history events, but still wish to support and stay in contact with the 124th. Dues is $10 per year.
The group has its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at The Orange County Farmers Museum in Montgomery, NY; meetings start at 7PM. Several weekend events will be held at the Farmers Museum starting in the spring; including a three day reenactment held in September.
The 124th New York State Volunteers is a Civil War era reenactment unit based in southern New York. We are a not-for-profit corporation recognized by the State of New York as an Historic Military Command, the only New York living history organization so designated. The unit was started in 1982 in Orange County, NY, where the old regiment was raised. On this page you will find a gallery of photos from prior events.
The 124th New York seeks to portray the Union infantry volunteer of the Army of the Potomac as he appeared at the mid-war. Our membership follows a list of authenticity standards. New recruits must enter the ranks as a private, as experience is gained one may move up the rank structure. The 124th New York is open and willing to accommodate most military and civilian impressions.
antly evolving and growing.