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become a re-enactor todayHave you ever thought about what it would be like to put on the uniform of the Union Army and march into battle? Are you interested in becoming a re-enactor? The 87th PVI is recruiting new members.

The 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C is a member of 1st Regiment, Federal Volunteer Brigade. We are based in York County, PA, but draw members from all over south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.

Recruits must be at least 16 years of age to carry a firearm or 12 years of age to be a musician or guidon bearer. (No age requirement for civilians.) Each recruit is required to learn and comply with standard 1860 US Army Regulations and Manual of Arms. Additionally, each recruit must provide the basic uniform and equipment (listed below) which will enable him/her to function as a soldier in the 1860's era Federal Army.

Muster Roll - 87th PVI Company C

Craig Mason

1st Sergeant
Ty Dasher

2nd Sergeant
Allen Brenner

3rd Sergeant
Jim Van Laeys

Richard Anderson

Medical Steward
John Reem III

Cameron Arntz
Curtis Brown
Ben Beazley
William Buttermark
Dennis Conley
Tyrone Cornbower
Thompson Dasher
Steve Hilt
Don Howard
Paul Ilyes (chaplain)
George Kain
Scott Livingston
Chris McKee
Domi Miller
Tim Pritchard
Nick Reich
Kevin Shroyer
Chris Stihel
Don Warner

Cathy Ensor

Ann Warner
Sheree Brady
Annie Susemihl

Company Historian
Dennis Brandt

If you would like to join the 87th PVI or would like more information contact us at info@87thpa.org

It is strongly recommended that new recruits do not purchase a uniform or equipment without first consulting an experienced member of the 87th PVI.

   Federal kepi or forage cap
   Sack coat - dark blue, 4 button
   Trousers - sky blue with braces (suspenders)
   Jefferson boots/ brogans. Wool sox
   Shirt - 4 button military style

   Musket (with sling, recommended)
       Springfield Rifled Musket, Model 1861, .58 cal.
       Enfield Rifled Musket, Model 1853, .58 cal. (originally .577 cal.)
   Bayonet with scabbard (must be matched and fitted to rifled musket)
   US black leather cartridge box with oval US brass plate; sling with brass Eagle breastplate
   Percussion cap box - black leather
   Waist belt with oval US brass buckle and keeper
   Canteen - blue wool cover with white webbing strap
   Haversack - black tarred canvas

Last Update (02-12-2018)

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