About the 123rd Regiment Civil War Commemorative Committee
The 123rd Regiment Civil War Committee is dedicated to memorializing the end of the Civil War and the return of the 123rd Regiment in the coming Sesquicentennial. In 2015, students and adults will have the opportunity to participate in a series of living history events in Salem, NY and throughout Washington County.
The Civil War Committee has planned numerous activities in Salem where the 123rd Regiment was organized, leaving by train on September 5, 1862 for the war. Open to the public will be Civil War lectures, music supplied by the Providence Brass Band, vocal music supplied by the 77 Regiment Balladeers, flute and piano music of the period, a Civil War themed July 4 Firemen’s parade, an infantry encampment, Civil War exhibits, a public Civil War history fair at the school, a display of 123rd Battle flag and flanking flag replicas, and a Civil War quilt depicting the history of the 123rd Regiment. Souvenirs available to the public will be a short history book of the 123rd Regiment NYVI, a coffee mug with the 123rd Regiment hunting horn logo, and a commemorative medallion. Since our goal is to memorialize those who fought in the Civil War, the flags and quilt will be permanently displayed in an appropriate place in Salem.
Funds are needed to make these events happen, and donations can be made by referring to the donations page or using the handy Donate Now button.