Civil War Days - Lewis, New York

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Civil War Days - Lewis, New York

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The Civil War re-enactment was held on July 10, 11, and 12, 2009 at the Mount Fay Fish and Game Club in Lewis, NY. The re-enactment was hosted by the 118th New York Regiment and 55th Virginia COD and included participants from the 2nd Michigan, 61st Georgia, 55th Virginia Artillery and Vermont Medical Coalition. This collection of photographs were taken on July 11th with demonstrations and presentations taking place throughout the day, including a battle reenacted by the American Legion. The re-enactors made history come alive on the field and in their camps with their focus being to educate and entertain the public.

Approximately 115 men from the Lewis area enlisted in the Army fighting for the Union. More than 30% of them did not come home alive, and the veterans are buried in the three Lewis cemeteries. A majority of the men from Lewis who fought in the Civil War were part of the 118th and 96th Infantry and the 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry. Some were enlisted with the 5th New York Cavalry and 38th New York Infantry. Many of the men who joined the Civil War efforts had never been more than 10 miles from their North Country homes.

Items in the Civil War Days - Lewis, New York Collection

"A Call to Arms" sign
"A Call to Arms" sign with soldier re-enactors at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event in background

"A Call to Arms" sign
"A Call to Arms" sign with soldier re-enactors at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event in background

Lewis Civil War Days Re-enactors
Re-enactors at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event

Lewis Civil War Days Re-enactors Marching
Re-enactors at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event preparing for battle

Lewis Civil War Days (Medical Doctor) Re-enactor
Medical Doctor re-enactor at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event, showing medical kit

Lewis Civil War Days Re-enactor
Re-enactor at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event getting ready for re-enactment battle

Lewis Civil War Days Re-enactors, Soldier Line-up
Re-enactors at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event lining up, preparing for re-enactment battle

Soldier, Lewis Civil War Days
Re-enactor at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event

Lewis Civil War Days Re-enactors
Re-enactors at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event preparing for re-enactment battle

Lewis Civil War Days Re-enactors
Re-enactors at the 2009 Lewis, New York Civil War Days event preparing for re-enactment battle