155th New York Volunteer Infantry
Reenactment Regiment, Incorporated

Buffalo, New York

Charging Infantry image


"This way, lads!" Major Richard J. Rosche', the former Commander of the 155th, leads a company of men of the 155th NY, and a squad of Zouaves from the 140th NY, on an assault against the rebel lines

At High Tide 2008 Gettysburg


...to the Present

Lady waiting for the train

In addition to Civil War reenactments, the 155th NY participates in Irish-American activities in the Western New York area, and is actively engaged in the sponsorship of Civil War events in Western New York. Notable annual and special events sponsored by the 155th NY have included:

  • Alexander, NY Reenactment, 2001-2005
  • Civil War Days Clarence, NY 1995-2000
  • Civil War Days Springville, NY, 1991-1994.
  • Arcade & Attica Railroad Blue & Gray Weekend Arcade, NY 1993+
  • Interregimental Holiday Ball 1989+
  • The 125th Anniversary Battle of Ridgeway, ONT 1991
  • The 130th Anniversary Fenian Raid Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT 1996
  • The 135th Anniversary Fenian Raid Fort Erie, ONT 2001
  • The 140th Anniversary Fenian Raid Fort Erie, ONT 2006
Parade photo

Other activities include:

  • Living History demonstrations at historical societies and sites
  • School and continuing education programs designed to educate students and adults on the history of the Civil War and 19th century social history of Western New York
  • Memorial dedications and Veteran's ceremonies; cemetery, monument, other
  • Lincoln annual birthday ceremony in Buffalo (held continuously since 1874)
  • Parades and other special ceremonies
  • Occasional appearances on television promoting history.

card gameIn 1997, the Association formed an educational, not-for-profit corporation in New York State called The 155th New York Volunteer Infantry Reenactment Regiment, Inc. The primary objectives of the incorporation was to raise tax-deductable funds for the erection of a monument to Western New York's Irish soldiers who served in the Corcoran Legion, and to produce educational presentations for local schools.

Not-for-profit status allows us to accept tax-deductible donations for our school programs, living histories, and other activities designed to teach the history of the men and women of the Civil War period. Funds are camp sceneused almost entirely on providing these services.

The 155th enjoys what it does, shares a comraderie among its members, and among other reenacting organizations. We welcome visits and are always looking for recruits to share this great pastime and to provide a living demonstration and dedication to the men, women, and children who came before us.

We set-up camp and live, eat, and sleep as they did 145 years ago. Our activities strive to be as historically accurate in look and character, and we encourage members and the public to come and learn with us.

155th 2002

The 155th in 2002 at Mumford, NY
Saint Patrick's Parade 2003

The 155th New York marches annually in the St.Patrick's Day Parade, Buffalo, NY

155th Marches image "Pass in Review" Captain David J. Bertuca, present Commander of the 155th leads the company on Parade.
Unit Meetings are held (usually the 2nd Thursday of the month) at 7:00 p.m. at the Jewish Center of Greater Buffalo, 2640 North Forest Road Getzville, NY.

155th New York Volunteers
Captain David Bertuca
S-4748 Hunters Creek Road
East Aurora, NY 14052-9510


Last modified: 22 January 2013
PURL: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~dbertuca/155/155thToday.html

The 155th New York Volunteer Reenactment Regiment, Incorporated is a not-for-profit, Educational Association of the State of New York. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible.